Biden has come under fire for his continued ban on evictions.
This forces owners to keep tenants on their property and prevents them from fully managing their own property.
Two landlord groups were pleading to block a moratorium by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As Fox News’ Tucker Carlson noted, “The CDC now makes the laws and they’re taking your private property.”
Now a federal judge in Washington has ruled in favor of Biden, keeping a temporary U.S. ban on evictions in parts of the country hit hardest by the coronavirus.
The is part of the Biden administration’s efforts to extend protections as the Delta variant spreads.
The ruling came from U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich.
Carlson argues that Rochelle Walensky, who is the director of the CDC, now makes the laws and she’s taking your private property. One year ago, Walensky was simply a college professor in Massachusetts. You never voted for her because she’s never run for office. She’s a “physician-scientist” who now weilds power to make all the rules that you follow. Why? Out of 320 million people in America, Biden chose Walensky and appointed her director of the CDC.
“The CDC does not make laws in this country,” Carlson writes. “It’s not allowed to. Under the U.S. Constitution, making laws is the exclusive role of Congress.”
However, the federal judge sided with Walensky and the CDC.
This decision extends protections against eviction that expired July 31 and were in doubt after the Supreme Court indicated in June that only Congress could continue the policy.
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The ruling marks the latest twist in a months-long legal saga over how far the government can go to protect renters from losing their homes because of Covid-19, which has disrupted the economy, cost millions of people their jobs and left many property owners with billions of dollars in lost rental income.
The Biden administration said in an Aug. 6 court filing that an eviction freeze was necessary because “the trajectory of the pandemic has changed dramatically” as virus variants take hold. But tenant delinquencies in June were almost double from before the pandemic, owing about $24 billion, Moody’s Analytics estimates. Even after billions in rental assistance, landlords face a $26.6 billion shortfall, the National Apartment Association said.
In June, the Supreme Court ruled in a narrow 5-4 vote that an earlier version of the moratorium issued by the CDC was legal, after it had been challenged by landlords. But Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who cast the pivotal vote, argued at the time that any extension would require legislative action.
Congress failed to act, so the earlier ban expired. The Biden administration initially expressed reluctance to continue the moratorium, given the likelihood that it would be overturned in the courts.
That view drew widespread criticism from many Democrats who argued that the moratorium was necessary to protect renters as the number of Covid cases started rising again. Representative Cori Bush, a Missouri Democrat, camped outside the Capitol in a sleeping bag to protest the lapse of the moratorium, as renter advocacy groups lobbied the administration to act.