(FiveNation.com)- Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the truth for once, claiming during an interview on CNN on Sunday that Democrats cannot in good faith blame the Republicans for a brief failure to extend the eviction moratorium that allows Americans to stop paying their rent – for any reason – without any risk of being evicted from the property.
AOC made the comments before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new temporary order on August 3 that halts evictions in counties that have heightened levels of COVID-19 transmission.
The problem? The CDC is not the government and doesn’t have the power to make legislative decisions like this. Nonetheless, President Biden appears to have gone along with it.
Discussing the failure of legislators to extend the nationwide eviction moratorium, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked AOC who is to blame. And given that the Democrats control the House, Senate, and White House, AOC had to admit it was their own fault.
She admitted that the House and House leadership had the opportunity to vote to extend the moratorium but didn’t. She said there was a handful of conservative Democrats in the House that threatened to get on planes instead of holding the vote.
“We have to really just call a spade a spade,” she said, adding that she cannot in good faith blame the Republicans.
Maybe not, but she’ll blame Republicans fort virtually anything else.
Even President Joe Biden was reluctant to support the idea, given that landlords have suffered significantly over the last year. Many landlords are behind on mortgage payments, while others have been denied an income from their rental properties. Despite this, far-left Democrats like AOC and her “Squad” have called for the moratorium to be extended through the rest of the year, without requiring tenants to prove that they are unable to afford rent because of the effects of the pandemic.
Has anyone noticed how every single businessh as “now hiring” signs on their windows?
Maybe if people started turning up for job interviews they’d be able to pay their rent…