U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow” on Thursday to discuss an array of issues, including President Joe Biden’s unilateral executive action to extend the eviction moratorium ban and the potential for a revote to unionize Bessemer’s Amazon Fulfillment Center.
Earlier this week, Biden issued a new eviction moratorium just days after the previous ban had expired. Progressives lobbied the Biden administration to act as the Democrat-controlled Congress failed to address the issue legislatively. The executive action puts in place a renewed freeze on landlords’ ability to evict tenants who have failed to meet their rent obligation, regardless of their employment status. The eviction ban covers certain portions of the nation that the CDC deems to be experiencing “substantial” spread of COVID-19.
The Biden administration’s unilateral action has drawn the ire of conservatives, as many see this as an attack on private property rights.
“This is just lack of leadership. You can tell President Biden is being controlled by the far-left of the Democratic Party,” said Tuberville. “A bunch of them decided they couldn’t get their way of keeping this moratorium going, so they slept on the Capitol steps a few nights. That’s how the Democrats are doing it. They push their agenda, if they don’t like what is going on, they’re going to try to get somebody to do it by some other means.”
He added, “And it’s just unfortunate for the people that, they need to pay their rent too, they got to pay their bills, Larry. It is a tough situation for everybody, but I read this morning, I think in the Wall Street Journal, it’s premeditated lawlessness – [that’s] exactly what this is…society of entitlements, Larry, that’s what this is all becoming. Socialism, it is right on the doorstep. they’re pushing the agenda every day.”
Alabama’s junior senator also weighed in on the potential for a revote in a New York-based union’s renewed attempt to organize the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer months after workers opted not to pursue unionization. Tuberville expressed that he views the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) intervening as an attack on worker freedom.
“Well, another example [of people] not getting their way, they lost in a fair election and now they’re complaining,” said Tuberville. “They want a recount. They want to vote again. The National Labor Relations Board needs to step back and say, ‘listen, this is over.’ They won fair and square, three to one … we’re a Right to Work state.”
He concluded, “The PRO Act, which they will try to push through, I don’t know whether they try to get it through the budget reconciliation or not, but the PRO Act states that they want to take away all Right to Work states, 27 states, take their rights away … we’re a free country. We have liberties. A Constitution. Government needs to get out of the way and let people make their own decisions.”
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL
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