House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has announced that she stands with House Democrats and activists protesting the expiration of a federal eviction moratorium, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday.
Despite the Supreme Court stepping in and saying that the only legal means to extend the moratorium is for Congress to act, Democrats continue to lobby for President Joe Biden to abuse his executive power — and it didn’t take long for the administration to bow to the pressure.
Of course, Pelosi’s decision to throw her influence behind the moratorium protestors comes as no surprise. Democrats have cast aside the rule of law for years.
Indeed, after years of protesting Trump for using executive power, Dems like Pelosi are now demanding Biden legislate with his pen and phone.
Democrats embrace tyranny
Democrats have shown their cards. They aren’t even trying to hide the fact that they want to break down the division of power in government.
Progressives loudly demanded that President Biden extend the national eviction moratorium, which expired on July 31. Congress adjourned for August before the moratorium could be extended.
Even if Congress had met, it is unlikely the moratorium would have been successfully extended. The measure may have been necessary at the height of the coronavirus crisis, but that time has passed.
The real solution for Americans facing eviction is a return to normal. Democrats need to work to build a successful economy that will allow Americans to pay their rent and take the pressure off of landlords.
So far, they’ve been coming up far short.
Time to curb bureaucratic power
In the meantime, Democrats are using the power of bureaucratic agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to control how Americans can use their private property.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that the power of unelected bureaucrats to craft policy in this country is out of control. Republicans in Washington need to prioritize clamping down on the power that unelected bureaucrats have over Americans’ lives.
As for Dems like Pelosi, they will surely regret embracing the lawless moratorium. American property owners will be making their voices heard when the midterm elections come around next fall.