Yesterday, we learned that Joe Biden’s supposed authority in bypassing Congress and announcing that he was canceling student loan debt for millions of Americans came from an extremely disingenuous interpretation of a post-9/11 law about debt relief in times of war or during a national emergency. According to a memo from the Department of Education’s Office of the General Counsel to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, the COVID pandemic constitutes a national emergency (despite the fact that the Biden administration has seen fit to declare the national emergency over when politically expedient).
Anyway, speaking of Miguel Cardona, he talked to CNN’s John Berman this morning. Berman, to his credit, repeatedly tried to get Cardona to elaborate on the price tag of Joe Biden’s big, bold move. Here’s how that went:
"How much does this cost?"
Education Secretary Cardona: "The projections are still coming out”
"What's the range?"
Cardona: “Those projections are still coming out”
"How will this be paid for?"
Cardona: Biden "has been very clear about reducing the deficit” pic.twitter.com/R4JAIATzcQ
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 25, 2022
Credit to Miguel Cardona’s makeup artist for finding pancake powerful enough to absorb all the flop sweat. He looks pretty calm despite clearly struggling to come up with convincing and intelligent answers to Berman’s straightforward but valuable questions.
Miguel really, really does not want to be in the hot seat. Which actually gives us even more cause to put him there.
— Kris C (@RoninSC2) August 25, 2022
Miguel Cardona’s not just a clown; he’s a jerk. A flamingly dishonest jerk. Par for the course in Joe Biden’s administration.
Incredible gaslighting here. https://t.co/wiN3E9Mt7o
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 25, 2022
They know but they won’t tell.
— Ex-Austinite (@AustinView01) August 25, 2022
Oh he knows. It’s estimated to cost $300 billion and the burden to each taxpayer will be >$2,000.
— Charlie 🌺 🇺🇸 (@Dub1Charlie) August 25, 2022
They know the projected cost and who will pay. They just can't say it out loud until after midterms.
— Schadenfreudelish (@aggierican) August 25, 2022
Next time someone asks you why you don’t trust the Biden administration or the federal government in general to look out for your interests, just show them that clip.
Perfect example as to why the department of education needs to be shuttered.
— oznev_PhD (@oznev2) August 25, 2022
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