Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) has come under a heavy backlash over the weekend after not extending a covid-related nationwide eviction moratorium, which has now ended with millions of people facing eviction.
“A freeze on most evictions which was done last year has expired this Saturday after Biden’s White House extended the expiration by a month,” USA Today said. “The Supreme Court decided to not end the moratorium and allow it to expire on July 31. Justice Kavanaugh wrote in June that ‘those few more weeks will allow for a more orderly use of the money that Congress had given to provide rental help to those in dire need due to covid.”
Congress, which is entirely controlled by the Dems, failed to enact new legislation to extend the moratorium. Even far-left Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) said during a CNN interview this Sunday that Dems could not blame the GOP for not extending the moratorium.
“And we must really call a spade a spade,” she said. “We cannot blame the GOP when Democrats have the majority.”
Pelosi then spent her weekend shifting the blame for the debacle. Pelosi began by blaming the GOP and ended by blaming Joe Biden’s CDC.
“Ensuring all Americans have a roof overhead is a value that the Democrats rally around. That’s why I pushed a campaign to extend the nationwide CDC moratorium,” Pelosi said this Saturday. “In an act of complete cruelty, the GOP blocked this measure — leaving families and children in the streets.”
“The CDC has the ability to extend the moratorium,” she falsely said this Sunday. “As they doubled down on masks, why would they not extend a moratorium given the delta variant?”
Pelosi then faced backlash from all over the political spectrum for the disaster, which came after she spent valuable time rehashing the Jan. 6 protest and attempting to use the event as fuel to go after Trump supporters.
Some of the replies that Nancy Pelosi got included:
Liberal Aaron Huertas:
A handful of conservative Democrats were *not* united on this and progressive members are happy to discuss that publicly, so this argument will definitely not work. Yeesh. https://t.co/UyGRo3Bh7J
— Aaron Huertas (@aaronhuertas) August 1, 2021
Leftist Peter Daou:
We control the White House, Senate, and House, and we're powerless. Now let the evictions proceed as I get back to my insider trading… https://t.co/o5zydOzxkN
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) August 1, 2021
People for Bernie:
If only there was a way to have a vote on the floor of the house that Republicans can't block 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔 wonder who has the power to do that!!!!#ExtendTheMoratorium https://t.co/VTirlHZujn
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) August 1, 2021
Political candidate Samuel Williams:
Did you say that it was Republicans fault just yesterday. Make up you mind or is your memory as bad as Joe's? https://t.co/vC888MYnHc
— Samuel Williams (@votesamuelwill1) August 1, 2021
Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND):
Speaking of doubling down…this isn’t even spin…it is a lie. The Supreme Court ruled (in June) that the CDC exceeded its authority by issuing a nationwide eviction moratorium and that congressional authorization was necessary. https://t.co/cFG0Se1ypl
— Congressman Kelly Armstrong (@RepArmstrongND) August 1, 2021
Other good responses included:
You'd think Blackrock could draft a better tweet for Pelosi to send out https://t.co/nUBj7wIhOL
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 1, 2021
Wherein the Speaker of the House, second in line of succession, proves she hasn't a clue that the Supreme Court already definitely ruled on this. https://t.co/fyvImp6VmR
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) August 1, 2021
This is misinformation. https://t.co/a5mIXVNFRo
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) August 1, 2021
More than tired of politicians posturing as powerless spectators instead of even attempting to take action, especially when they're the third most powerful politician in the country. https://t.co/5WC6wfl6Mq pic.twitter.com/iJZkm1EnCb
— Morgan Artyukhina (@LavenderNRed) August 1, 2021
Dems gave Trump's CDC zero credit for extended it before the election and now they're begging Biden's CDC to do the same. https://t.co/rqE4qJdXzV
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) August 1, 2021
Speaker of the House urging an executive branch agency to openly defy the Supreme Court. Remarkable. https://t.co/6Os8SxEDBV
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) August 1, 2021
Author: Blake Ambrose
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