GOP Group Slams Rep. Jeffries for Property Tax Hypocrisy

GOP Group Slams Rep. Jeffries for Property Tax Hypocrisy

February 18, 2022

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.”

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