Chuck Schumer praises Cori Bush beating up Republicans for taking no motion towards evictions
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reminded everyone that it was the Democrats who stepped in to save people from displacement. Republicans did nothing.
Leader Schumer said in a statement to PoliticusUSA:
I applaud the CDC for imposing an eviction moratorium on the vast majority of the population. I particularly applaud Rep Cori Bush, who understands what it is like to be evicted and who has turned her passion into amazingly effective action. And I am proud of my Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate for keeping this issue in the spotlight and giving a voice to the millions of Americans who, through no fault of their own, are at risk of being driven from their homes.
I continue to urge the government to do everything in its power to put pressure on states, including New York, to move the federal emergency funds approved by Congress last spring quickly to the people who need them most.
Losing your home through no fault of your own is devastating for anyone, and it is shameful that Republicans in Congress would not lift a finger to prevent it.
House Republicans tried to cause homelessness
Before the House of Representatives took a break, the Democrats unanimously tried to extend the eviction moratorium, but Republicans protested.
The Republicans in the House of Representatives knew the consequences of their objection. They tried to create a homelessness crisis to increase their chances of winning the midterm elections. You don’t feel sorry for people. Your only interest is power.
Rep. Cori Bush implemented the eviction moratorium
None of this would have happened without the pressure and activism of Rep. Bush, who slept outside the Capitol to heat policymakers. Spokespersons Pelosi and House Democrats across the spectrum have been relentless on pressure on the White House to extend the moratorium. Progressives like Reps. Bush and Ocasio-Cortez worked on the grassroots while Spokesman Pelosi held the heat in the White House.
It was a group work that ended up saving around 3.5 million people from losing their homes.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association