Joe Biden is trying to expand his power in an unconstitutional way.
He’s openly defying the justice system.
These seven words exposed Joe Biden’s illegal actions for the world to see.
President Joe Biden decided to extend the Centers for Disease Control’s eviction ban that means landlords have no recourse to evict tenants who aren’t paying rent.
There’s a big problem because the Supreme Court has already deemed it unlawful.
The Supreme Court said that it lay with Congress to extend it.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote that, “Specific congressional authorization (via new legislation) would be necessary for the CDC to extend the moratorium past July 31.”
And Biden admitted that he didn’t have the power.
“To date, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and her team have been unable to find legal authority for a new, targeted eviction moratorium,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement Monday.
“On this particular issue, the president has not only kicked the tires, he has double, triple, quadruple checked,” Gene Sperling, the White House’s COVID-19 Economic Relief Coordinator, said at a press conference the same day.
Yet despite acknowledging that they didn’t have the legal authority, Biden went ahead and extended the eviction moratorium anyways.
Psaki was pressed on the subject by CBS News Radio reporter Steven Portnoy on Wednesday.
Portnoy stated there are Americans who “are now disappointed that the president is signaling that he doesn’t respect the rule of law.”
“The President’s a lawyer, he spent 36 years in the Senate, was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spent eight years as vice president, half a year as president. He speaks often about democracy versus autocracy. He’s issuing or overseeing this order from the CDC, in the face of doubts about its constitutionality, which he seemed to echo yesterday,” Portnoy said. “There’s no inconsistency here? The president is, there are many people out there who say that the President is essentially not giving voice to the ethic that he campaigned on. He didn’t call Congress back, he asked Congress to act, it didn’t. How do you square all that?”
Psaki tried claiming that “This is a narrow, targeted moratorium that is different from the national moratorium.”
“What’s the White House’s message then to Americans who heard what happened yesterday, heard what was said at this podium on Monday, can’t square the two, and are now disappointed that the president is signaling that he doesn’t respect the rule of law?” Portnoy asked.
“I’m not sure there are Americans evaluating it to that degree, maybe there are some you have talked to, I don’t know, what the President has his message to the American people, especially those who are concerned about losing their homes, being kicked out of their homes, is that he’s going to do everything in his power to make sure they can stay in their homes as long as possible,” Psaki responded.
She claimed that more time was needed to get funding from the American Rescue Plan, which was passed in March, to individuals.
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