House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly told President Joe Biden to seek advice from leftist legal scholar Lawrence Tribe about how to extend the eviction moratorium even though the Supreme Court said it wasn’t constitutional to do so.
Tribe advised Democrats during the process of Trump’s impeachment.
At first, a Biden spokesman told journalists there was no legal way to extend the moratorium, but after talking to Tribe, he reversed himself and issued an executive order extending it due to pressure from progressives.
Most of the $46 billion earmarked for rent assistance has not even been distributed, and Breitbart said it was because most people used other assistance for rent and didn’t need it.
The White House claims that millions of people could be evicted for not paying rent during the pandemic; when the moratorium expires, back payments are immediately due.
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