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America is now being ruled not by President Joe Biden but a small, radical minority that couldn’t care less about the US Constitution. Biden made that clear when he caved to the Squad on Tuesday and pushed his Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ban evictions once again — knowing full well he was likely breaking the law and violating his oath of office.

The ban is being pitched as narrower than one that expired Saturday, covering “only” 80 percent of US counties (home to 90 percent of the population) and lasting “only” 60 days. But the CDC said it might add on more counties, and the deadline could be renewed.

That takes chutzpah: In June, the Supreme Court signaled that congressional legislation would be needed to extend the ban, which had been in place since August 2020, beyond July. Congress, meanwhile, clearly opted to let it expire: House Democrats couldn’t muster enough votes last week to extend it, and it faced an even tougher battle in the Senate.

Biden pressed the CDC to come up with a new ban all the same, but the agency — at least until Tuesday — said it couldn’t find the legal authority for that and feared having the Supreme Court strike down its public-health powers for taking action it knew was illegal.

Indeed, Biden himself admitted he wasn’t sure the move was constitutional but supported it anyway because it bought more time for renters: “The bulk of the constitutional scholars say it’s not likely to pass constitutional muster,” he confessed. So why go forward with it, in violation of his oath to uphold the Constitution?

Meanwhile, the era of lockdowns is past; Americans can, and should, be working — and paying rent, as Betsy McCaughey notes nearby. The ban, says Bob Pinnegar, head of the National Apartment Association, “forces housing providers to deliver a costly service without compensation and saddles renters with insurmountable debt.” 

Biden doesn’t care. Radicals like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) staged a bit of political theater by sleeping overnight on the Capitol steps, and Team Biden folded like a cheap suit.

This is no way to run a country that aspires to follow the rule of law. If Biden can’t stand up to AOC & Co., how will he stand up to America’s real enemies abroad?  

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