President Biden admits that his ban on evictions – a ruling that in essence confiscates from private owners all across the country their real estate assets – likely is illegal.
But he says he’s going forward with it because he wants to shove federal money into the program before the courts can rule.
And he says he’ll manipulate the appeal process to delay that.
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According to the Gateway Pundit, Biden addressed those asking questions about his plans to prevent landlords from ejecting those who decline to pay rent.
The program essentially confiscates, without compensation, their housing units and turns them over to non-paying renters.
“I can’t guarantee you the court won’t rule that we don’t have that authority but at least we’ll have the ability to, if we have to appeal, to keep this going for a month-at least. I hope longer and in the process, by that time we’ll get a lot of…,” Biden explains.
The report explained, “Biden said the quiet part out loud and admitted the point of extending the moratorium was to get the case caught up in the courts to buy time.”
It was the chief of the Centers for Disease Control, Rochelle Walensky, a Biden appointee, who this week ordered that no eviction can happen for months more. A previous order, which was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court but not struck down because it was expiring, already had threatened property owners who tried to collect rent with jail.
Walensky claimed, “This moratorium is the right thing to do to keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings where COVID-19 spreads. Such mass evictions and the attendant public health consequences would be very difficult to reverse.”
The new order expires October 3, one day before the Supreme Court starts its next term.
The Biden administration has set up criminal penalties for property owners of $100,000 in fines and a year in jail for an eviction. Landlords, however, still must pay the upkeep, repairs and utilities on the housing units, as well as any mortgages that they still carry.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported just a day earlier said the National Association of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors and National Apartment Association charged that special money appropriate by Congress to help renters in trouble because of the COVID pandemic be distributed to property owners to cover rent bills.
“Around half of all housing providers are mom-and-pop operations, and they also struggle,” NAR spokesperson Patrick Newton told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Without rental income, they cannot pay their own bills or maintain their properties.
“NAR has always advocated the best solution for all parties was rental assistance paid directly to housing providers to cover the rent and utilities of any vulnerable tenants during the pandemic,” he added. “No housing provider wants to evict a tenant and considers it only as a last resort.”
The GAR already has sued over the earlier ban said it already was in federal court asking for the new moratorium to be blocked.
In June, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote a brief opinion in favor of the GAR and other plaintiffs, saying that further extensions would need to be congressionally approved. Days before the moratorium was set to expire last week, President Joe Biden urged Congress to pass legislation extending the moratorium.
Earlier, Biden admitted that most constitutional scholars have said the program is unconstitutional.
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