Earlier this month, Joe Biden gave the CDC the thumbs up to issue an order he knew was unconstitutional.
Biden openly admitted that even his constitutional scholars did not think the order would “pass muster,” and it has not.
The Supreme Court has ruled on the order to extend the eviction moratorium, and Biden has lost, putting the onus of the responsibility on Congress to act.
There is a lot of misinformation regarding this order, most of it coming from Democrats.
It had already been ruled that any order given on this front needed to come from Congress, not the administration.
Rather than doing her job, however, House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) has been obsessed with Trump.
All the time she wasted putting together her Select Committee could have been spent addressing this issue.
Instead, she and her fellow Democrats relied on Biden to issue an order that everyone in DC knew was unconstitutional from the outset.
The majority says that the CDC, in barring evictions, relied on "a decades-old statute that authorizes it to implement measures like fumigation and pest extermination."
"It strains credulity to believe that this statute grants the CDC the sweeping authority that it asserts."
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) August 27, 2021
Even so, after the ruling was announced, the White House slammed the decision.
Press Secretary Psaki stated, “The Biden administration is disappointed that the Supreme Court has blocked the most recent CDC eviction moratorium while confirmed cases of the delta variant are significant across the country.
“As a result of this ruling, families will face the painful impact of evictions, and communities across the country will face greater risk of exposure to COVID-19. In light of the Supreme Court ruling and the continued risk of COVID-19 transmission, President Biden is once again calling on all entities that can prevent evictions – from cities and states to local courts, landlords, Cabinet agencies – to urgently act to prevent evictions.”
New York Mayor de Blasio took it a step further, calling the Supreme Court “right-wing extremists.”
What he failed to mention, however, is that there are stacks of cash from previous COVID relief bills that have yet to be distributed, something Fox News’ Dana Perino was more than happy to remind him of…
Sir, NY still has 98% of their rental aid sitting in its coffers. NY has distributed the same amount as Wyoming. Your citizens deserve so much better. https://t.co/FFKDHRUtwL
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) August 27, 2021
The money is there for these people to pay their bills, it is just not being distributed.
Also, with all the extra unemployment, PPP loans, and bonus checks that were handed out, there was really no reason for anyone to miss a rent payment in the first place.
The entire order by Biden was nothing more than a cheap publicity stunt and a way to try to make Republicans and the conservative justices on the Court look bad.