Democrat lawmakers have responded negatively to the Supreme Court’s decision to block President Joe Biden’s moratorium on evictions.
Fox News reported Friday that lawmakers moved quickly to attempt to delegitimize the high court’s ruling which put the proverbial ball squarely in Congress’ court to offer renters relief”
The court’s decision stated that, “If a federally imposed eviction moratorium is to continue, Congress must specifically authorize it.”
Lawmakers, and other politicians, efforts to take down the ruling, however, seemed to be founded in the idea that the Supreme Court itself was unfit to be making such decisions.
House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries spoke out loudly claiming that the “Supreme Court does not have a scintilla of credibility” after their decision, indicating that the court’s power seems to be tied to their verdicts, not the other way around.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also got in on the action, calling the croup 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.”
Other progressives weighed including at least one “Squad” member who, characteristic of the group, warned that if the Supreme Court “thinks this partisan ruling is going to stop us from fighting to keep people housed, they’re wrong.”
The court’s decision was 6-3 with the three liberal justices, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Stephen Breyer, all dissenting.