Over 48 activists arrived outside Pelosi’s San Francisco home on Saturday, few hours before the moratorium’s last extension expired leaving more than nine million Americans facing the prospect of being told to leave their homes.
“Dear Speaker Pelosi, you are hereby given immediate notice that millions of Americans will face eviction tonight when the eviction moratorium expires,” the note began.
“We call upon you to immediately call Congress to session to vote to extend the eviction moratorium and keep people in their homes. We’re in the midst of the second-worst COVID surge to date and this is not the time to allow evictions to begin,” it continued.
“The reason that we’re at her house is that she has a beautiful mansion in Pacific Heights in San Francisco, and it shows how out of touch she is with the people that are facing a situation [of eviction],” Christin Evans, one of the activists outside of Pelosi’s home, told Fox News.
Meanwhile Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) issued a rather stunch video message on Sunday, coming down hard on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), mask mandates, and pandemic protocols affecting the in-person school year.
“It’s time for us to resist. They can’t arrest all of us,” says Sen. Paul, “They can’t keep all of your kids home from school. They can’t keep every government building closed, we have to fight back tyranny” he added
Sen.Paul goes on to decry “petty tyrant” Pelosi and her “drunk-with-power reign over the Capitol.” He tells the speaker that he and his staff will make their own health choices, and will not comply with vaccine passports, mask mandates, or random COVID screening and testing.
“We are at a moment of truth and a crossroads,” Paul concludes. “Will we allow these people to use fear and propaganda to do further harm to our society, economy, and children? Or will we stand together and say, absolutely not. Not this time. I choose freedom over strife.