‘Cancel Rent’ Squad Members Collected THOUSANDS As Landlords During Pandemic

Written by K. Walker on August 19, 2021

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Two far-left Congresswomen who pushed to extend the eviction moratorium and “cancel rent” were landlords raking in thousands from their tenants during the pandemic. Rules for thee but not for me!

Back in April 2020, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) proposed a bill to “cancel rent” during the pandemic. Her OG “Squad” members, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were her co-sponsors.

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has introduced a radical measure that would dismantle Americans’ property rights.

If enacted, the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act would come dangerously close to the socialist dream of stripping people of the right to control their property and would allow for another massive government expansion.

This bill, introduced April 17, would cancel all rent and mortgage payments, regardless of income or employment, for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The bill would constitute a full payment forgiveness, with no accumulation of debt for renters or homeowners and no negative impact on their credit rating or rental history,” a news release from Omar’s office says.
Source: The Western Journal

Since then, the Squad has been particularly vocal about extending the eviction moratorium as well as allowing renters to stop paying rent to their landlords.

They just never mentioned that two of them are landlords and still collecting rent from their tenants.

Here is Rep. Ayanna Pressley talking to MSNBC nutter, Joy Reid, about the need to “cancel rent”:

Of course, it’s all because of the pandemic and “public health” not their socialist fever-dream.

But when Pressley’s 2020 financial disclosure became public, things got awkward… she had received thousands of dollars of rental income despite her repeated calls to “cancel rent.”

The financial disclosure gives a range, not a precise dollar figure.

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.

Pressley’s office did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment on whether she and her husband canceled rent for their tenants at any point in 2020. She disclosed the same range of rental income – between $5,000 and $15,000 – in 2020 as she did in 2019, before the pandemic began.

Pressley has also been a vocal advocate for extending the eviction moratorium, which the Biden administration extended earlier this month, leaving many landlords underwater.
Source: Fox News

Pocketing up to $15,000 from tenants while advocating other landlords should be denied the same opportunity looks pretty bad, but at least she can blame it on her husband.

Divorced Rep. Rashida Tlaib does not have that luxury. The rental property is in her name, and she appears to have made more from rental income than her Squad comrade.

At the very beginning of “15 Days To Slow The Spread”, she tweeted that we need a “moratorium on water shutoffs, mortgage/rent payments and evictions.”

In March 2020 she said, “Cancelling rent and mortgage payments for the duration of the COVID-19 virus pandemic would relieve financial pressure, allow residents to stay home from work without the added concern of losing their housing and limit the spread of the virus.”

She has also insinuated that landlords prey on their tenants.

In March 2021, Tlaib thanked Rep. Ilhan Omar for her “leadership” on a “bold” economic issue.

“I’m proud to stand here and support a very important legislation and as somebody that represents the third poorest congressional district in the country that has been directly harmed from this pandemic,” Tlaib said. “You were already in survivor mode prior to it and now it’s gotten much worse.”

Tlaib supported extending the eviction moratorium as late as August 2021.

From her financial disclosure, she reported between $15,001 and $50,000 in rental income from a Detroit property.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) collected up to $50,000 in rent payments last year, even as she publicly criticized landlords and supported an eviction moratorium that has hurt other small landlords.

Tlaib—who in December stressed the need to protect Americans from “landlords and bill collectors in the midst of a pandemic”—disclosed in an annual financial statement this month that she took in between $15,000 and $50,000 in rent on a Detroit property…

…Tlaib did not disclose the address for the rental property on her financial statement, though details from her filings and local real estate records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon suggest she purchased the property using a $118,600 loan in 2016. Two years later, Tlaib listed the property for $2,000 a month rent before lowering the asking price to $1,800. Assuming Tlaib has not changed the monthly price, she collected rent for at least eight months in 2020, meaning she received payments throughout the pandemic.

According to local real estate records, Tlaib refinanced the three-bedroom home as a multifamily investment property in April 2019. The designation requires the Democrat to maintain rent loss insurance.
Source: The Washington Free Beacon

This is hypocrisy of the highest sort coming from the Squad.

Of course, it’s nothing new from the Squad.

While AOC rails against “dark money” and corruption in politics, her campaign is guilty of both.

Remember, these are the people that claim that they are your moral and intellectual superiors and want to punish you for voting “the wrong way.”

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker