House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received backlash from fellow members of the Democratic Party after she refused to take any responsibility for the House’s failure to extend the eviction moratorium, placing the blame on the Republicans.
The House failed on Friday to obtain enough support to extend the moratorium, which protects renters from eviction during the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving many Americans vulnerable to homelessness and in limbo, as the House is adjourning for nearly two months.
On Saturday, Pelosi blamed the “pure cruelty” of the Republicans for the extension’s failure and claimed that “ensuring every American has a roof overhead is a value that unites the Democratic Party” – despite the fact that the moratorium couldn’t get enough votes partially due to a sizable faction of Democrats who opposed an extension.
Ensuring every American has a roof overhead is a value that unites the Democratic Party. That's why I led a relentless campaign to extend the CDC eviction moratorium. In an act of pure cruelty, Republicans blocked this measure — leaving children and families out on the streets.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 1, 2021
Pelosi also claimed to have “led a relentless campaign to extend the CDC eviction moratorium,” despite telling reporters on Friday that she had only “learned about this yesterday,” prompting many social-media users to mock the Speaker’s “relentless 12-hour campaign.”
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— jack (@jackhaveitall) August 1, 2021
A relentless campaign that lasted from Friday afternoon until Friday evening and then relented.
— ????? (@benigma2017) August 1, 2021
Too bad you weren’t, like, Speaker of the House or something so that you could’ve done something about that. https://t.co/w0Ctfqhe6B
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) August 1, 2021 Also on rt.com Welcome to the Great Reset? Corporate landlords poised to snatch Americans’ property after eviction