The New York Democrat said that when the House of Representatives Democrats have a majority, she cannot “sincerely blame the Republican Party.”
“I think there are a few problems here,” she told CNN Host Jake Tapper (Jake Tapper) appeared in Union State“First of all, you are absolutely right. The House of Representatives and the leadership of the House of Representatives have the opportunity to vote to extend the moratorium.”
She criticized some moderate House Democrats, saying they chose to leave Washington, DC instead of voting on the extension.
Ocasio-Cortez said: “Frankly speaking, a small number of conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives threatened to get on the plane instead of holding this vote.”
The congresswoman also believes that the Biden administration should take responsibility.She told Tapper that after receiving from Supreme Court That Congress Will have to Authorize any further extension Regarding the June suspension, the government “waited until the day before the House of Representatives adjourned to issue a statement requesting Congress to extend the suspension.”
Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Financial Services Committee, which has housing jurisdiction, said that the White House did not “be candid” about their position until “the day before the House of Representatives adjourned.”
“The House of Representatives is in an unnecessary dilemma,” she said.
She called on the House of Representatives to reconvene and extend the suspension order.
“About 11 million people are in arrears in rent and are at risk of eviction,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “This is one in six renters.”
She has criticized some Democrats on this issue before TwitterShe wrote: “For some people on Capitol Hill, what matters is not what we can do for the country, but what the country can do for their vacation.”
Weekly newspaper Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and the White House were contacted for further comment, but no response was received before the publication time.
Her comments echo those of other progressive House Democrats, who have been pushing for action to extend the ban.
represent Corey Bush Ayanna Pressley in Missouri and Massachusetts Ilhan Omar Minnesota Sleeping outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday night To protest the end of the suspension. Bush is ready for the second night. She told reporters: “I don’t plan to leave before some changes happen.”
Bush also Criticize fellow Democrats Let it expire. She tweeted on Saturday: “The eviction moratorium expires at midnight tonight. We could have extended it yesterday, but some Democrats went on vacation. We slept in the Capitol last night and asked them to come back and do their work.”
Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat who chairs the Financial Services Committee, also criticized the leadership for trying to get Republicans Unanimously agreed to extend the suspension period. “Of course it failed,” she told CNN on Sunday. “Now we can’t solve this huge problem.”
“No matter where the fault is, this is an emergency,” Waters added. “All we can do now is to come back as soon as possible and try our best to get my bill passed.”
On Friday, the White House issued a statement calling on state and local governments to “take all possible measures to immediately pay” emergency rent assistance funds.
The statement said: “There is no excuse for any state or locality not to expedite the provision of funds to landlords and tenants who have been harmed during the pandemic.” One expulsion.”