President Joe Biden conceded to leftist socialist demands to extend the eviction moratorium on those unable to rent during the coronavirus pandemic.
The eviction moratorium expired on Saturday; however, Biden declined to extend it. Instead, on Monday, Biden asked state and local governments to use funds to help Americans pay rent as the administration struggled to respond.
A protest after the moratorium’s expiration led by Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) drew attention while she slept on the steps of the Capitol.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied to the cause, holding rallies at the Capitol demanding the Biden administration act. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) also joined the protests and sang, “This Land Is Your Land” in defiance.
“After days of progressives fuming over the failure to prevent the federal eviction moratorium from expiring, the White House abruptly shifted its calculus on Tuesday and enacted a new ban,” Politico wrote.
Biden argued the courts prevented the moratorium extension by ruling against the Center for Disease Controls order in July.
“Look, the courts made it clear that the existing moratorium was not constitutional, that it wouldn’t stand,” Biden said.
In Biden’s new eviction moratorium scheduled to release Tuesday evening, eviction protections will be extended for up to 80 percent of Americans in some areas where a rise of cases are experienced.
Biden conceded his new moratorium would likely face legal challenges.
“At a minimum, by the time it gets litigated, it will probably give some additional time,” he said.
Politico also explained the bowing to the left will earn Biden loyalty, as he “advances his bipartisan infrastructure deal — which some liberals have criticized as too modest in scope — and a Democratic-only spending package on social programs.”