Democrats are lashing out at the Supreme Court for blocking President Biden’s eviction moratorium.
“If a federally imposed eviction moratorium is to continue,” the ruling said about the moratorium Biden imposed as a means of protecting renters financially affected by the coronavirus, “Congress must specifically authorize it.”
Democrats quickly mobilized to delegitimize the court’s ruling.
House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries claimed the “Supreme Court does not have a scintilla of credibility” after the decision.
The Supreme Court does not have a scintilla of credibility.
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) August 27, 2021
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attacked the Supreme Court as a “group of right-wing extremists” that ruled to “throw families out of their homes during a global pandemic.”
“This is an attack on working people across our country and city,” de Blasio tweeted Thursday. “New York won’t stand for this vile, unjust decision.”
A group of right wing extremists just decided to throw families out of their homes during a global pandemic.
This is an attack on working people across our country and city. New York won’t stand for this vile, unjust decision. https://t.co/Tw6Bt97GC9
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 27, 2021
“Squad” member Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., claimed that if the Supreme Court “thinks this partisan ruling is going to stop us from fighting to keep people housed, they’re wrong.”
Wow all the way outside and everything. pic.twitter.com/2mj2mJwVZN
— Grant Addison (@jgrantaddison) August 27, 2021
Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., used the ruling to push the far-left idea of packing the Supreme Court.
If your member of Congress isn’t a cosponsor of the Judiciary Act, which would expand the Supreme Court to restore balance, today would be a good day to urge them to be. https://t.co/KRLmu2D4KO
— Mondaire Jones (@MondaireJones) August 27, 2021
The unhoused are more at risk of assault, hunger, mental illness, and contracting or dying from COVID-19. This decision, by a Republican-packed Supreme Court, will put millions of people in danger.
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) August 27, 2021
The Supreme Court is on the wrong side of history in the midst of this crisis.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) August 27, 2021
Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer — the three liberal justices on the Supreme Court — dissented with the conservative majority’s ruling.
This marks the Biden administration’s second judicial defeat in the Supreme Court this week, after the body effectively reinstated former President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy for asylum seekers awaiting their hearings.
Sources: FoxNews: Democrats attack Supreme Court for blocking Biden eviction moratorium