Squad members arranged sleepover in front of Capitol
09:22, 01 August 2021
«Squad» lawmakers almost transformed the territory of the Capitol into the homeless encampment, arranging a place with tents and sleeping beg to spent a night on the pristine marble steps. Such congregation has been triggered by the expiration of the national eviction moratorium.
The far-left Democrats — Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley had a sleepover Friday night and pledged to go on being at the place till Sunday.
«We slept at the Capitol last night to ask them to come back and do their jobs. Today’s their last chance. We are still here,» Cori Bush tweeted Saturday.
«The night went better than what a night would really looked like for somebody who was really unhoused,» Bush told reporters from her sleeping bag Saturday morning.
Eviction moratorium expires at midnight. Our movement is growing. Tag your Rep. The House must reconvene and #ExtendTheMoratorium or @POTUS@CDCgov could extend it tonight.
«We need the powers that be to understand that we’re not going to let this go quietly,» she added.
Cori Bush also said that around 11 million of people are currently at risk of losing their homes.
Itâs 2 AM on Sunday. We havenât slept since Thursday night. The eviction moratorium expired, so weâre now in an eviction emergency. 11 million are now at risk of losing their homes at any moment.
The House needs to reconvene and put an end to this crisis.