How long will Americans tolerate this corruption and depravity?
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) April 19, 2021
Ayanna Pressley, a vocal proponent of rent cancellation, made $15,000 income as a landlord: Report
By Washington Examiner, April 21, 2021
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a vocal proponent of canceling rent, stands accused of profiting off rent from property she owns.
The Massachusetts Democrat, along with her husband, made as much as $15,000 in rental income in 2019, according to documents obtained by Washington Free Beacon.
The income came from a $658,000 Boston home with a rental unit listed at $2,500 per month over the course of four months.
In August of last year, Pressley and her husband refinanced the property as a multifamily investment which requires them to maintain rent loss insurance.
Pressley and fellow members of the “Squad” sponsored a bill called the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act which effectively would waive renters’ and homebuyers’ obligations to pay rent or mortgages from March 2020 through April 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The congresswoman referred to the bill at the time it was proposed as something that would “help move us toward an America where no person has to choose between putting food on the table and keeping a roof over their head.”
Pressley also referred to paying rent in the pandemic as a matter of “life and death” and has been criticized on social media by those who have wondered aloud if she canceled rent for her tenants during the pandemic.
Cancel rent. Send recurring cash survival checks.
This is literally a matter of life and death. https://t.co/lVcjxzs4X8
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) December 7, 2020
11 days until rent is due again. It’s past time to cancel rent & mortgage payments.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) May 21, 2020
Eviction moratoriums aren't enough. We need rent & mortgage cancellation.
Congress can & must cancel payments by creating a @HUDgov fund to stand in the gap between struggling tenants and landlords.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) March 12, 2021
“We asked @AyannaPressley several times whether she cancelled rent for her tenant,” Washington Free Beacon editor Brent Scher tweeted. “No response.”
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