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Issa Calls for Emergency Session of House Judiciary Committee

August 6, 2021

Congressman Says House Committee must respond to President Biden’s “clearly unconstitutional” acts

Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50) today called on the House Judiciary Committee to conduct an emergency session, receive testimony and declare unconstitutional President Biden’s recent national moratorium on evictions – which the President has admitted contradicts a Supreme Court ruling as well as his previous statements that he lacked the authority to take this action.

“This goes beyond the specific policy issue at hand,” said Congressman Issa. “It is an historic assault on the stated rulings of the Supreme Court, a concession to social media, and a surrender to the most partisan demands of Democrats.”

 “Some may suggest that because President Biden openly admits his gambit may be short-lived or not succeed at all, this is a short-term concern. But that is not true. To do nothing would be to accept the damage that has been done, invite even more, and stand by as happens again and again.”

“Today, I urge the full Judiciary Committee to schedule an emergency hearing to fully examine the scope of this crisis point and declare the President’s action an unconstitutional act. Judiciary Chairman Nadler must demonstrate that it is time for the Committee to lead as it was meant to, honor the sanctity of the law and defend the Constitution,” said Congressman Issa.

The Congressman’s full statement can be found here.

Darrell Issa is the Representative of California’s 50th Congressional District. The District encompasses the central and northeastern parts of San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County, including the communities of Fallbrook, San Marcos, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, Temecula, and the mountain and desert areas of the San Diego-Imperial County line. Issa served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2011-2015.