Source: Martin Walsh
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been hit with some bad news by her own party.
Pelosi was “served” with an eviction notice by housing activists in San Francisco, California, over the weekend.
Pelosi was not home or did not engage the protesters but their message was clear.
“In solidarity with all people behind on rent and @CoriBush, we’re out at @SpeakerPelosi ‘s mansion delivering an “eviction” notice. Our Congresswoman needs to convene Congress to extend the eviction moratorium,” Jackie Fielder said.
“The reason that we’re at her house is that she has a beautiful mansion in Pacific Heights in San Francisco, and it shows how out of touch she is with the people that are facing a situation of eviction,” Christin Evans said.
“We wanted to essentially send her a message that we want her to reconvene Congress to take a vote to extend the eviction moratorium,” Evans told Fox News.
A spokesperson for Pelosi tried to blame the GOP, saying: “Ensuring every American has a roof overhead is a fundamental value that unites the Democratic Party and that personally drives the Speaker.”
“Speaker Pelosi led a relentless campaign to extend the CDC eviction moratorium. In an act of pure cruelty, Republicans blocked this measure — callously leaving children and families out on the streets,” Pelosi’s spokesperson added.
From Fox News:
Housing and homeless advocates protested outside of Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home Saturday demanding the House speaker reconvene Congress to pass an extension to the expiring eviction moratorium.
The House adjourned Friday for summer recess without passing legislation to extend a nationwide ban on evictions that is set to expire Saturday, prompting outrage from the progressive Squad and an overnight protest at the Capitol.
About 40 activists headed to Pelosi’s home on Saturday to tape an “eviction notice” on her door to remind the speaker that millions of Americans will be facing eviction starting this weekend while she sleeps comfortably in her posh home.
…Pelosi said she thought the CDC could pass an extension on its own, which meant the House was scrambling Friday to find a last-minute remedy following the Biden Administration’s announcement.
Pelosi pledged to “find a solution.”
“We’re not going away from this issue, whether it’s now or shortly thereafter,” Pelosi said.
Over the weekend, Pelosi did her best to blame Republicans for her latest failure, but she did not tell the entire story.
After an extension on the eviction moratorium failed to pass in the House, Pelosi attacked Republicans.
The eviction memorandum protects renters from being evicted for non-payment of rent.
“While Republicans objected to the bill’s passage on the floor, the House’s inability to advance legislation was also a result of Democrats’ inability to unite around the best path forward — a failure they blamed on the short, one-day notice they’d been given by the Biden administration,” it said.
And it is true that Republicans objected to the extension.
Democrats had proposed increases of six months, and when that did not work, they changed it to three months.
The Biden administration then decided not to extend the moratorium and instructed Congress to take action.
But Pelosi took the opportunity to blame Republicans for their last-minute action.