House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) is trying to give Joe Biden power he does not have.
The Biden White House has flipped the script, however, and thrown the ball right back to Pelosi.
As Pelosi pleaded with Biden to extend the eviction moratorium, the White House pointed to a Supreme Court ruling that mandates Congress extend the moratorium, not the White House.
Sorry, Nancy… No
Sunday afternoon, rather than Congress doing its job, Pelosi called on the CDC to extend the eviction moratorium that had just expired.
Pelosi stated, “Action is needed, and it must come from the Administration.
“That is why House leadership is calling on the Administration to extend the moratorium immediately.
“As the CDC doubles down on mask-wearing and vaccination efforts, science and reason demand that they must also extend the moratorium in light of the delta variant.”
It is a moral imperative to keep people from being put out in the street which also contributes to the public health emergency.
The virus is still a threat, the moratorium must be extended and the funds Congress allocated to assist renters and landlords must be spent.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 1, 2021
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) also sent out a tweet after yet another night of turning the steps of the Capitol into a homeless encampment…
5 AM. This morning felt cold, like the wind was blowing straight through my sleeping bag.
Since Friday—when some colleagues chose early vacation over voting to prevent evictions—we’ve been at the Capitol.
It’s an eviction emergency. Our people need an eviction moratorium. Now.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) August 2, 2021
Perhaps instead of having a campout, she should have begged Pelosi to stay in session so they could properly legislate this, but I digress.
The White House has remained silent and ignored the pleas, pointing to an order by Kavanaugh that such legislation lies at the feet of Congress, not the administration.
Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had stated, “In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the President calls on Congress to extend the eviction moratorium to protect such vulnerable renters and their families without delay.”
How long Biden stands behind those words remains to be seen, however, as we all know he regularly caves to pressure from the far left in the party.
The attacks against Biden have already started, however, with Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) stating, “The White House says it doesn’t have authority to extend the eviction moratorium or cancel student debt.
“But it hasn’t had a problem conducting airstrikes without authorization from Congress.”
Thinks about that… a Democrat congressman literally telling the White House to defy the Supreme Court.
Source: Fox News