A recent article in The Washington Post reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed the Biden administration to seek help from a legal scholar Laurence Tribe when looking for a way around the Supreme Court’s decision on evictions.
The House speaker was advising the White House about their disagreement with the nation’s high court’s rejection of an eviction moratorium by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the Post’s citation of Punchbowl News.
Pelosi’s recommendation came after a decision by the court in June which narrowly left the eviction moratorium un please but allowed it to expire on July 31.
Since that time, the CDC has renewed its moratorium, but according to Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who cast the deciding vote in the Supreme Court case, the CDC lacked the authority to act without congressional approval.
The issue was further confused last Monday when the White House sent presidential adviser Gene Sperling to inform journalists that the Biden administration has no legal or constitutional way to extend the moratorium.
However, just a day later, Biden reversed his position and the CDC imposed a new moratorium, which was a relief to his leftist supporters but a confusing step for those who heard the administration’s statements from the day before.
Pelosi’s recommendation to consult Tribe is a troubling turn of events, considering Tribe is the expert who advisedDemocrats to delay delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate against Trump in 2020 as a way of gaining leverage over the then-Republican controlled Senate.
On the other hand, however, Liberal constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley, who opposes excessive use of executive privilege recently wrote that “Biden is not a first-time offender,” on overreaching his authority.
According to Turley, Biden has violated his oath of office as well as his campaign promise to obey the rule of law by implementing a moratorium that he admitted was not legal.