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Dems See the Endless Possibilities of the ‘Illegal but Good’ Agenda

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) speaks outside the U.S. Capitol with Rep. Mondaire Jones (D., N.Y.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) as they celebrate news of a coronavirus disease eviction moratorium extension from the White House, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., August 3, 2021. (Gabrielle Crockett/Reuters)

“With eviction victory in hand,” a Washington Post headline informs us, “congressional Democrats turn attention to student loans”:

A torrent of Congressional Democrats is calling on the White House to extend a soon-expiring pause on federal student loan payments, emboldened by their success in pressuring the Biden administration to approve a new eviction moratorium.

It wasn’t “congressional Democrats” who procured this victory. It was a “torrent” of activists who happen to be in Congress. As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez noted yesterday, progressives took “direct action” and pressured the president of the United States to nullify property rights while ignoring Congress and SCOTUS. Congress did nothing

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