Sen. Mike Braun to Newsmax: Egg Crisis Spurred by COVID Economy

The United States’ recovering economy, which was hindered by government lockdowns, is the cause for the high price of eggs, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., told Newsmax.

“What do you expect,” Braun told “Eric Bolling The Balance.” “You shut down the capacity. You flood it with $3 trillion of extra spending, so you’re getting inflation from both angles cost-push, constraining the economy, and too many dollars chasing too few goods.”

But on the other side of the congressman’s claim, according to the Department of Agriculture, by December 2022, a strain of the Avian flu wiped out “43 million egg-laying hens” – or, as The Washington Post reported, about 4-5% of production.

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