Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who’s known for her trustworthiness, has said over and over that President Joe Biden has the authority to cancel student debt, but Rep. Nancy Pelosi is on record as saying that he does not, and the courts also say he doesn’t. But they’re still pushing it, even though the CBO estimates it would cost $400 billion or so.
Remember last September when Biden went on “60 Minutes” and declared that the COVID-19 pandemic “is over“? The White House quickly walked that back and said it had no effect on government policy. If you’ll remember, the reason the Biden administration cited to prove its authority to cancel student debt was linked to the COVID pandemic — going back to a post-9/11 law that allowed debt cancellation “in connection with a war or other military operation or national emergency.”
Earlier this week, the White House said in a statement it would terminate both the public health and national emergencies declared in response to COVID on May 11. (Why so soon?) They’re not ready to give up those emergency powers yet.
Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday told the press that the Biden administration didn’t need a national emergency to cancel student debt anyway:
KJP: "We don't need an emergency power to use the HEROES Act [to cancel student debt]…We believe that the American people really need it…after dealing with what many dealt with, a national emergency that was to them." pic.twitter.com/9doBZA0ZYH
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 1, 2023
— Jimbo Layne (@ObsidianAftmth) February 1, 2023
The Act literally requires an emergency. 🤦♂️
— Richard A Harrison (@RAHarrisonPA) February 1, 2023
This is a total fabrication. It’s like saying, since we had a pandemic, let’s print out a few trillion dollars and give it to the American people because there was an emergency and they need it.
— Jeffrey W. Ludwig 🇺🇦 (@jwludwig) February 1, 2023
Let’s tell landlords they can’t evict tenants for not paying their rent because of the pandemic.
At least one Circuit Court disagrees.
— Raising Civic Literacy From the Dead (@raisingcivlit) February 1, 2023
You can't just break the law because you want to. I don't care that you're a female, black lesbian. Does anyone even brief this clown?
— SW Florida Conservative (@SWFLConserv) February 1, 2023
— d0u6 (@d0u6s) February 1, 2023
So now they’re going to cancel student debt again?
— Tradwife2222✡️ (@Tradwife2222) February 1, 2023
No, not all appropriate. They should stop talking about this and realize how wrong they are.
— WhatsNewsHere (@WhatsNewsHere) February 1, 2023
Nope. Pay for your own college I did and so did everyone else in this country – stop creating a generation completely dependent upon the government.
— Judge Smails (@JudgeSmails1683) February 1, 2023
The courts didn’t even buy the “national emergency” pitch. Not to mention that Democrats are already angry with Biden for canceling only $10,000 in debt and not the full amount of their loan like they were “promised” during the campaign.
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Here’s how Joe Biden is justifying his outrageously unlawful student debt cancellation, and if this isn’t impeachable, we don’t know what is https://t.co/m37eKAXaEi
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 24, 2022
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