House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a time-bomb on the U.S. economy after failing to extend a pandemic-related eviction moratorium – and now millions of Americans are facing eviction.
“A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year expired Saturday after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month,” USA Today reported. “The Supreme Court voted to not end the eviction program and let it expire on July 31. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote in the opinion in June that ‘those few weeks will allow for additional and more orderly distribution’ of the funds that Congress appropriated to provide rental assistance to those in need due to the pandemic.”
Congress, which is completely controlled by the Democrats, failed to pass new legislation to extend the moratorium.
Radical leftist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted during a CNN interview on Sunday that Democrats could not in good faith blame the Republican Party for failing to extend the eviction moratorium.
“And we have to really just call a spade a spade,” she said. “We cannot in good faith blame the Republican Party when House Democrats have a majority.”
Pelosi, per usual, attempted to blame Republicans over the disaster before eventually casting blame on Biden’s CDC and being subsequently blasted for doing so, even by members of her own party.
“Ensuring every American has a roof overhead is a value that unites the Democratic Party. That’s why I led a relentless campaign to extend the CDC eviction moratorium,” Pelosi claimed on Saturday. “In an act of pure cruelty, Republicans blocked this measure — leaving children and families out on the streets.”
“The CDC has the power to extend the eviction moratorium,” she falsely claimed on Sunday. “As they double down on masks, why wouldn’t they extend the moratorium in light of [the] delta variant?”
A clearly desperate Pelosi faced backlash from every angle over the pressing issue, as she has recently been too preoccupied with her January 6 witch hunt.
Some of the responses that Pelosi’s remarks generated included:
Leftist Aaron Huertas said, “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.”
Another Leftist, Peter Daou stated, “PELOSI, TRANSLATED: 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…”
Political candidate Samuel Williams asked Pelosi “Is your memory as bad as Joe’s?” after pointing out that just the day before blaming the CDC, she said it was Republicans fault.
An estimated 1.95 million U.S. renter households owe more than $15.3 billion in back rent at the time of the federal eviction moratorium’s expiration according to a new report.
The number of renter households in debt is expected to reach 2 million by December, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said in the report. Those households are expected to collectively owe $18.6 billion by that point, with an average debt of $9,300.
The state with the largest estimated number of households in arrears on rent in August is California (313,300), followed by Texas (174,900), Florida (171,900), and New York (155,600).
California is also estimated to owe the largest amount of rent debt ($3.54 billion), which is greater than the combined rent debt of the next two states, Florida ($1.53 billion) and New York ($1.43 billion).
Author: Joseph Keller