In a campaign ad released Wednesday, American Action Network (AAN), a House Republican-aligned group, blasted Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) for the generous tax break he voted for as a New York State assemblymember that allows him to pay almost nothing in property taxes.
The campaign ad targets Jeffries for paying a mere $200 in property taxes on his $1.2 million New York City condo while he pushes for higher taxes on Americans. The ad showed two clips of Jeffries saying, “Middle-class Americans are struggling to find affordable housing,” and “We have to make sure the wealthy and well-connected pay their fair share.”
“The well-connected and powerful elites like Congressman Hakeem Jeffries get to live by a different set of rules than working class people in this country,” AAN Communications Director Calvin Moore said. “Jeffries is all-too-happy to raise your taxes, just so long as he takes care of himself with a sweetheart deal that lets him pay 28 times less than the average New Yorker.”
In a press release, the House Republican-aligned group said the ad “will educate Jeffries’ constituents on his blatant hypocrisy.”