Squad member Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, has been one of the loudest voices on the far left calling for the cancellation of rent during the pandemic.
Yet new financial disclosures show that Pressley collected thousands of dollars in rent from her own income property during the pandemic.
Cancel rent – except for her tenants, of course.
FOX News reports:
Ayanna Pressley, ‘cancel rent’ advocate, discloses thousands of dollars in rental income
Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s annual financial disclosure shows she and her husband made thousands of dollars in rental income last year.
Pressley has been one of the most prominent advocates for canceling rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We must cancel rent, extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, provide rental assistance, and offer legal representation for those at risk of eviction,” Pressley, a member of the far-left “Squad,” wrote in a Dec. 2020 tweet.
She introduced a bill in March 2021 that, if passed, would have canceled rent and mortgage payments nationwide.
“With the economic impact of this pandemic worsening and the threat of eviction and homelessness looming large for families nationwide, we must take every measure possible to keep families safely housed, forgive all rental debt, and ensure that the credit scores of hard hit families are not forever tarnished,” Pressley said at the time…
Pressley’s 2020 financial disclosure, filed on Friday, disclosed between $5,000 and $15,000 in rental income from a Boston property in her husband’s name. The property was converted into a multi-family apartment after it was purchased, according to Pressley’s disclosure.
These tweets haven’t aged well.
Keeping families housed is a matter of public health.
We must cancel rent, extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, provide rental assistance, and offer legal representation for those at risk of eviction. This is a public health emergency.https://t.co/jmHEmfVjVa
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) December 1, 2020
America needs us to cancel rent. https://t.co/74EvaooJ05
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) August 10, 2020
Typical liberal hypocrisy.