Turns Out Burgum Was Right Not to Order a Moratorium on Evictions During Pandemic

Andrea Olson, executive director of the North Dakota Community Action Partnership, talks during a virtual news conference Tuesday, March 31, during which local nonprofit organizations and faith groups repeated a call for North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum to establish a temporary moratorium on evictions and foreclosures to aid people who are becoming financially vulnerable due to the coronavirus outbreak. Dave Olson/The Forum

MINOT, N.D. — Earlier this year, as our society grappled with the realities of a global pandemic, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL decided it was time to leverage the situation for political gain.

They joined with several left-leaning groups, including the North Dakota chapter of the ACLU, in calling on Gov. Doug Burgum to issue an executive order putting a moratorium on evictions.

When Burgum declined to do so, party chairwoman Kylie Oversen took a break from hawking wellness CBD oils on Facebook to posture herself as apoplectic.

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