If a rent moratorium extension had been passed by the Democrat controlled House (which went on vacation instead), the measure would be almost certain to fail in the Senate. Senate Democrats need 10 Senate Republicans to overcome the filibuster.
I think it’s fair to call the extension anti-democratic. It’s election fraud. What’s the point of electing Senators if the Executive Branch is going to ignore the Constitution whenever the House deliberately invites illegal executive orders?
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
– Joseph Robinette Biden
“I, Brett Kavanaugh, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
“I, Brett Kavanaugh, do solemnly swear that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as Justice of the Supreme Court under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”
– Brett Michael Kavanaugh
“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… clear and specific congressional authorization (via new legislation) would be necessary for the CDC to extend the moratorium past July 31.”
– Brett Michael Kavanaugh
How’d that squeamish forbearance work out for ya, Brett? It didn’t work out so well for the rule of law, or the reputation of the Supreme Court.
“I have been informed [the CDC is] about to make a judgment as to potential other options. Whether that option will pass constitutional measure with this administration, I can’t tell you. I don’t know. The bulk of the constitutional scholarship says that it’s not likely to pass constitutional muster. … But there are several key scholars who think that it may and it’s worth the effort.”
– Joseph Robinette Biden, outsourcing his job to “several key scholars.” The “consensus” only matters for “climate change?”
But, just a few days ago he said he did know, “Whether that option will pass constitutional measure.”
“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. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has made clear that this option is no longer available.”
– White House statement
Channeling Stalin’s question, “How many divisions does the Pope have?”, Maxine Waters, clarified that for Mr. Biden:
“I don’t buy that the CDC can’t extend the eviction moratorium – something it has already done in the past! Who is going to stop them? Who is going to penalize them? There is no official ruling saying that they cannot extend this moratorium. C’mon CDC – have a heart! Just do it!”
— Maxine Waters
Either Brett Kavanaugh is not an “official,” or SCOTUS rulings are irrelevant if they inconvenience Mad Maxine. Or both.