For years now, and darn-near a decade, the Democratic Party has been on the precipice of Splitsville. The progressive left within the group has torn the centrist shills to shreds in hopes of achieving their socialist dreams.
But, somehow, peace has prevailed. The “compromise” has held… at least until now.
The latest fight between the far left and the West Wing could be a doozy.
Tensions escalated sharply Monday between liberal Democrats and President Biden, as disputes over the end of an eviction moratorium and the fate of the Democrats’ social agenda threatened to upend the Democrats’ delicate center-left alliance.
Anger among left-leaning lawmakers centered on Biden’s decision not to extend a directive designed to keep people from losing their housing during the pandemic. White House officials said that despite Biden’s appeals to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consider extending the order over the weekend, the agency found no legal authority to do so.
That, however, did not satisfy liberal lawmakers, who were fuming that the White House had not prevented the moratorium from expiring Saturday in the first place. They called on Biden to unilaterally extend the federal protections, which they said would buy Congress time to find a longer-term solution, even if that meant inviting a legal challenge.
The left made sure there was no room for misinterpretation.
“It’s too little too late,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. “The White House did not handle this well. I think they did not think about this eviction moratorium in a serious way.”
The White House has acknowledged that the issue is coming to a head this week, but has so far offered little in the way of solutions.