Kendrick Meek over the weekend called on major lenders to follow Bank of America's lead and suspend foreclosures until procedures that may have caused families to unnecessarily lose their homes can be reviewed and fixed.
"It is ridiculous that some homeowners may have been removed from their homes because of inaccurate paperwork," Meek said. "We need more people in homes, not less."
But the White House signaled Sunday that it opposes a national moratorium on home foreclosures -- as some Democrats have suggested. The Congressional Black Caucus has called on Obama to enact a nationwide moratorium.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday from Portland, Me., Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she favored pushing for a freeze: "I think we need a combination of a freeze, potentially, and also we need to sit down with the banking industry and talk to them about ways in which we can help them be able to work those mortgages out, because it's absolutely imperative that we keep people in their homes."
Wasserman Schultz's appearance on the show drew a rebuke from her Republican challenger Karen Harrington, who called Wasserman Schultz's political parrying with GOP'er Eric Cantor "conduct unbecoming a congresswoman."