Several House Democrats have been penalized for failing to pay their Washington, D.C. property taxes, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Among the guilty is Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D.-Texas, who owed a combined $9,145.61 on his two listed D.C. homes.
Democrats John Garamendi of California, Sean Casten of Illinois, Andy Kim of New Jersey, Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, and Deborah Ross of North Carolina all likewise failed to pay.
The city has charged them all various late fees in addition to the balance they already owe on their homes in the nation’s capital.
The failure of Democrats in Congress to pay the District comes amidst their attempt to pass the largest federal tax increase since the New Deal.
It also comes as they make a hypocritical push for D.C. statehood, which has gained traction since the 2020 election.
If Democrats successfully granted the capitol statehood, they would all but ensure a Senate majority in the coming years.
Further, they would guarantee for themselves additional electoral college votes.
On April 22, House Democrats voted unanimously in favor of adding Washington, D.C. as the 51st state.
Following the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D.-Calif., proclaimed, “I often say that statehood for the District of Columbia is in my DNA.”
Democrats in the Senate have also pushed to implement the radically leftist policy.
Despite their desire for a political victory, the wealthy Democrats in Congress showed little interest in paying property taxes to the city.
Garamendi, for example, has a net worth of at least $1.9 million, but was late to pay D.C. $4,496.32.
Former Democrat congressman Harley Rouda, D-Calif., who likewise supported D.C. statehood, had a net worth of $103 million when elected to Congress.
He now owes $10,682.15 to D.C. as he tries to reclaim his seat.