The White House quickly reversed its calculation on Tuesday; they enacted fresh restriction after leftists raged for days over the inability to keep the government eviction freeze from ending.
He Changed his Mind Just like That!
It was a complete 180. Biden advisers had maintained for days that the administration was helpless to intervene, citing the probability that the CDC would be scolded by the courts.
It was also a significant turnaround. Biden’s retreat soothed a potentially volatile intraparty schism; this is the latest example of how far he’s prepared to go to keep besieged Democrats united in the face of the passage of his political agenda.
I applaud @POTUS and @CDCgov for extending the eviction moratorium. As the delta variant continues to increase infection rates throughout the country, it is crucial that we protect families from losing their homes.https://t.co/ougCjxYopX
— Raul Ruiz (@RepRaulRuizMD) August 4, 2021
Prior to announcing the new eviction embargo, the White House spoke to progressive leaders. The restriction will affect communities severely harmed by COVID and will extend until October 3.
Over the last three nights and days on the Capitol grounds, federal officials were in regular contact with the liberal lawmakers denouncing the lapsed safeguards.
The Biden admin extended the federal #EvictionMoratorium after Rep. Cori Bush camped out for days at the Capitol to protest Congress' inaction: "We just did the work… to keep millions in their homes."
11M people are behind on rent. The 60-day extension covers 90% of the U.S. pic.twitter.com/bVdZilM9lL
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 4, 2021
Despite heavy condemnation of the White House’s managing of the moratorium, the government has still remained confident that the party’s extreme left will support the president as he pushes forward with his cross-party development deal. Some libertarians have criticized it as being too small in scope, as well as a Democrat-only welfare spending bundle.
Biden is Acting More as a PeaceKeeper than President
The administration’s need to maintain the peace within the Democrat Party has become more obvious in recent weeks, as leftists have targeted Biden on a number of fronts.
There has been outrage over the administration’s refusal to exert pressure on Senate Democrats on right to vote laws; there’s also been anger over the administration’s use of a public health federal arrangement to continue deporting migrants at the frontier, along with disappointment over the expired eviction moratorium.
Over 1 MILLION illegal aliens encountered since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took office. pic.twitter.com/wFCdw8iadH
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) August 4, 2021
The White House had remained confident in its willingness to bring the party together, despite the occasional explosions. Biden’s activities and legislative initiatives throughout his administration have been mostly praised by Democrats.
They’ve been satisfied with the speed with which judges have been appointed to federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the variety of those appointed.
In a conference with Latino groups on Tuesday, the president was applauded for reaffirming his commitment to seek a peace package that would offer illegal immigrants a road to nationality.
Most liberals dismissed the premise that the battle over the expired evictions ban was a precursor to a wider conflict until his Tuesday afternoon turnaround.
Top liberal senators said in conversations that they approve the government’s dedication to their policy goals, such as the bipartisan construction deal’s two-track passage and the compromise package, which will contain funds for eldercare, tertiary education, and care for children.