Massachusetts representative and squad member Ayanna Pressley has called for the cancellation of rent due to the pandemic.
But it’s not clear if this applied to the rental property that she owns.
In fact, she’s made a small fortune for herself collecting rent. How nice for her.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Ayanna Pressley, a vocal proponent of rent cancellation, made $15,000 income as a landlord: Report
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.
Check out some of these tweets from Pressley:
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
The Washington Free Beacon asked her if she cancelled her rent. They got no response.
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) April 19, 2021
Did Pressley cancel rent for her tenant?
Wouldn’t she want people to know if she did? Her silence is rather telling.