Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-MI, publicly campaigned to cancel rent while privately receiving thousands of dollars in rental income.
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Then: In March 2020, Tlaib tweeted in support of a “moratorium” on rent and mortgage payments to relieve Americans bearing the economic brunt of the pandemic.
- One month later, Tlaib joined fellow “Squad” members Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Ayanna Pressley, D-MA in co-sponsoring Rep. Ilhan Omar’s, D-MN, Rent & Mortgage Cancellation Act, which would “institute a nationwide cancellation of rents and home mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Now: Tlaib’s 2020 financial disclosure, which she filed on Friday, showed she’d received between $15,001 and $50,000 in rental income, Fox News reported.
- According to Fox News, Tlaib did not immediately respond when asked if she offered tenants the opportunity to cancel rent.
- The value of the rental property in question is estimated to be between $100,001 and $250,000.
- Pressley, who also advocated for rent cancellation during the pandemic, also made thousands in rental income last year, according to financial disclosure documents.
As recently as March of this year, Tlaib affirmed her commitment to the cause of rent and mortgage cancelation.