[Ed. – Let the other landlords eat cake.]
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 is not the only “Squad” member who has raked in thousands of dollars as a landlord. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.) collected up to $15,000 in rental income in both 2019 and 2020 through a Boston property she owns, her financial disclosures show. Like Tlaib, Pressley slammed landlords for collecting rent during the pandemic, calling the issue “literally a matter of life and death.”