Democratic Congressman Rips Biden for Being Slow to Come Around on Eviction Moratoriums: He Has an ‘Empathy Deficit’

Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) slammed the Biden administration on Tuesday for being slow in coming around to issue a new CDC eviction moratorium after the initial one expired on Saturday, accusing the president of having an “empathy deficit.”

Initially, the White House said it could not issue another moratorium since Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote in an opinion concurring with the majority to not lift the ban and instead let it expire that Congress would have to pass an extension past the moratorium’s expiration.

Following pressure from progressives, including ones on Capitol Hill, the CDC issued on Tuesday a new, but limited, eviction moratorium that is effective through Oct. 3. It affects those in areas of the United
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