Joe Biden is facing a crisis.
This disaster is entirely of his own making.
And Joe Biden is running into this confrontation with Brett Kavanaugh over a big deadline.
Congress passed an eviction moratorium and extended it until December 2020.
Since then, the Centers for Disease Control illegally extended the moratorium three times depriving landlords of the ability to collect rent which damages their own livelihoods and hurts their ability to take care of their families.
COVID allowed left-wing fantasies to run amok, and the eviction moratorium was the chance to implement Ilhan Omar’s scheme to cancel rent.
But in June, Brett Kavanaugh wrote a decision ruling the Centers for Disease Control had no legal authority to ban landlords from evicting delinquent tenants.
Kavanaugh ruled that since the moratorium expired on July 31, Kavanaugh would leave it in place.
“Because the CDC plans to end the moratorium in only a few weeks, on July 31, and because those few weeks will allow for additional and more orderly distribution of the congressionally appropriated rental assistance funds, I vote at this time to deny the application to vacate the District Court’s stay of its order,” Kavanaugh ruled.
It was decisions like this – if the moratorium was unconstitutional Kavanaugh should strike it down and have the ruling take effect immediately – that caused conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to say Kavanaugh lacked courage.
But three days before the deadline expired, the Biden administration called on Congress to bail out the 6.4 million Americans behind on their rent.
“Given the recent spread of the delta variant, including among those Americans both most likely to face evictions and lacking vaccinations, President Biden would have strongly supported a decision by the CDC to further extend this eviction moratorium to protect renters at this moment of heightened vulnerability,” a White House statement read. “Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has made clear that this option is no longer available.”
The Biden administration waited until the last possible minute to spring this request because the socialists in the White House gambled that Republicans would not want to get blamed for holding up a bill that could prevent landlords from evicting three million delinquent tenants.
Democrats seized upon COVID to pass a whole host of leftist power grabs that expand government and hand unelected bureaucrats control over Americans’ lives.
The Biden administration’s demand for Congress to pass an extension was yet another example of trying to leverage COVID to what would amount to permanent extension of the eviction moratorium.
However, it looks like the Biden administration’s gambit backfired.
No House Republicans will support legislation to extend the eviction moratorium which eliminates any chance of Senate Republicans providing the votes to clear the 60-vote threshold to end debate on a bill.
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