Is there any question that the CDC is out of control?
Especially under Joe Biden?
No… we’re not talking about their response to COVID-19 or anything about vaccinations.
We’re talking about the CDC openly DEFYING a ruling by the Supreme Court!
We all know what would happen if the Trump administration defied the Court…
Or if a Republican Governor or a Republican state defied the Court…
Yet under the leadership of Joe Biden, the CDC can openly get away with DEFYING an order from the Supreme Court!
You see, the eviction ban due to COVID-19 was set to expire.
For the last 11 months, people couldn’t be evicted from their homes because of financial hardship due to the pandemic.
However, the Supreme Court rules that the ban could NOT be extended or renewed through executive order.
Rather, the ban could ONLY be renewed through legislative action.
In other words, the ban would have to be renewed through Congress and then signed into law by Joe Biden.
In defiance of that explicitly clear ruling, the CDC has issued a federal eviction moratorium BANNING evictions!
More details below:
An unconstitutional affront to the rule of law, that the Supreme Court, having explicitly warned the federal government that CDC cannot do this w/o act on Congress, must slap down. https://t.co/cDgi4pQb2d
— Brad Polumbo 🇺🇸⚽️ 🏳️🌈 (@brad_polumbo) August 3, 2021
A Supreme Court decision from June made clear that an extended CDC eviction moratorium would be struck down without action from Congress first. https://t.co/1NPfdzj2B5
— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) August 4, 2021
CDC Issues Revised Eviction Moratorium In Defiance Of Supreme Court Ruling https://t.co/N2vx9etHNr
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) August 3, 2021
Just think about it, folks…
The CDC just IGNORED and flat out DEFIED the United States Supreme Court.
If the CDC is willing to do that publicly, what are they willing to do behind closed doors?
CNBC was one of the first news outlets to pick up on the major story:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new federal eviction moratorium on Tuesday.
The eviction ban will be targeted at areas of the country experiencing high levels of coronavirus infections and will last for 60 days until Oct. 3. The protection could cover around 90% of renters.
The CDC’s original eviction ban, which had been in effect since September 2020, expired on July 31.
More than 11 million Americans remain behind on their rent, and the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread. Research has found evictions lead to a spike in virus cases and deaths.
The White House previously had said it couldn’t extend the eviction ban again after the Supreme Court ruled in June that the policy could only be renewed through legislation.
It’s unclear how the court will respond to this new moratorium, but it could at least buy states and cities more time to distribute the $45 billion in rental assistance allocated by Congress. Just around $3 billion of that money had reached households by the end of June.
The Court was very clear on this ruling.
If they are just, then they will strike down this unlawful action by the CDC.
. @charlescwcooke really gets at the tyrannical nature of the CDC evictions order. What makes Biden's actions even worse is he took them AFTER the Supreme Court ruled it was illegal and AFTER Biden acknowledged it wouldn't pass constitutional muster. https://t.co/6tyhohsa46
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) August 4, 2021
Time for the CDC to get smacked down by the Supreme Court. It does not have this authority. https://t.co/mzHqttzc6k
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) August 3, 2021
ICYMI==> Nancy Pelosi gets a civics lesson on the Supreme Court and the CDC's power to halt evictions https://t.co/YDGSJ04jxS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 2, 2021
The Supreme Court literally ruled that the CDC couldn’t do this—specifically stating that it was up to Congress https://t.co/YUBZdpfcsf
— Katie MacBride (@msmacb) August 2, 2021
The first eviction ban by the CDC was in itself unconstitutional.
Then the Court doubled-down and said the CDC could not renew or extend the ban.
This means that the CDC has without a doubt disobeyed the Constitution under Joe Biden, who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution.
According to the National Review:
Well, well, well. If you had “Progressives Try to Establish a CDC-Led Dictatorship to Further a Policy Illegally Promulgated by Donald Trump” on your 2021 Political Bingo card, I guess it’s time to collect your winnings.
Summing up the “You and Whose Army?” approach that has long marred the federal response to COVID, Representative Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) proposed yesterday that if Congress can’t muster the votes for a renewal of the national eviction moratorium that President Trump ordered in September of last year, the director of the CDC should simply declare the renewal herself.
If that sounds like an overstatement, consider that the CDC’s apologists are not content merely to gift these legislative and executive powers to its director; they want the judicial branch to abdicate its role, too. At Slate, Mark Joseph Stern urges his readers to take aim at “the primary culprit: the Supreme Court,” and submits that the CDC has been forced to relinquish its power “because of SCOTUS.” “Blame the Supreme Court,” Millhiser writes today. “This is a problem created by the Supreme Court.” In Congress meanwhile, Representative Cori Bush (D., Mo.) wants President Biden to ignore the Court, reissue the ban, and, as NPR’s Steve Inskeep put it to her, “tell anybody who doesn’t like it, ‘Sue me.’”
Or, as Maxine Waters would say, channeling her inner Andrew Jackson: “Just do it.”
As usual, the problem that Millhiser, Stern, Bush, and Waters have is not really with the Supreme Court, but with the Constitution itself. “Just do it” may be a good slogan for a sports-apparel firm, but in a republic such as ours, it’s an utterly deleterious governing mantra. There are rules here — rules that Bush, Waters, and others have taken an oath to uphold. And under those rules, as suggested by the plain text of the Constitution and confirmed by the Supreme Court, the CDC has “exceeded its existing statutory authority by issuing a nationwide eviction moratorium.” That being so, the eviction moratorium must end.
If anything, the Supreme Court has been far, far more indulgent of the moratorium than it should have been. Not only did the Court provide a window for the policy to be dismantled in an “orderly” manner — despite a majority of justices’ affirming that it was flatly illegal — but, in his concurring opinion, Justice Kavanaugh suggested that the scheme could probably be continued if the agency were to obtain “clear and specific congressional authorization (via new legislation).” As a matter of bad precedent, Kavanaugh may well be correct; over the years, the Court has had many chances to rein in the excesses set in motion by the New Deal, and it has rarely taken them. As an originalist matter, though, it seems abundantly clear that, irrespective of which branch is writing the regulations, the federal government lacks the power to order a national eviction moratorium per se. There is precisely nothing in the U.S. Constitution that accords this authority to Washington, D.C., and the claim that the interstate-commerce clause awards Congress the power to set the terms of every single rental contract in the United States makes even the stretched reasoning of the Wickard v. Filburn decision seem admirably sober.
Again, we’re not making any accusations…
We’re just simply asking the question that many must certainly be wondering.
If the CDC is openly defying the Supreme Court of the United States, what are they hiding behind closed doors?
The CDC and the Democrats, NOT Donald Trump, were the ones who destroyed the credibility of the CDC!