AOC is a liberal idiot. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday slammed the White House and her Democratic colleagues for allowing the eviction moratorium to expire, urging party leaders to reconvene the House to extend the protections. “We have to really just call a spade a spade — we cannot in good faith blame the Republican Party when House Democrats have a majority,” Ocasio-Cortez said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I think there’s a couple of issues here,” she said. “First of all, you are absolutely correct in that the House and House leadership had the opportunity to vote to extend the moratorium, and there were many, and there was, frankly, a handful, of conservative Democrats in the House that threatened to get on planes rather than hold this vote,” the progressive lawmaker told host Jake Tapper. The federal eviction moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the coronavirus pandemic expired at midnight Saturday after the House left town for its August recess.
Millions of renters and homeowners are now at risk of being removed from their homes. The Supreme Court started the clock ticking on the July 31 deadline when it ruled in June that the CDC overstepped its authority with the moratorium. Despite the looming deadline, the White House did not call on Congress to extend the moratorium until Thursday.