Progressives are ramping up the pressure on President Biden to forgive student debt relief as Education Secretary Miguel Cardona investigates the administration’s legal authority to cancel some of the $1.7 trillion in student loan debt.
“We gotta continue pushing for this until it happens. Thankful to our co-conspirators @AyannaPressley @SenSchumer and @ewarren for their efforts,” Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
“Canceling student loan debt is a matter of racial, economic, and generational justice. Rep. Pressley, [Massachusetts Attorney General Maura] Healey and I are urging President Biden to act. #CancelStudentDebt,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said last week after holding a press conference on the issue.
“President Biden can cancel up to $50,000 of student loan debt for the American people with the stroke of a pen. Let’s make it happen. #CancelStudentDebt,” Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., wrote on Twitter.
Even Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined in.
“Today would be a great day for President Biden and Vice President Harris to #CancelStudentDebt,” Schumer wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
The White House said Biden does not support debt relief above $10,000 for all borrowers.
“The president does not favor $50,000 in student loan relief without limitation,” a White House spokesperson told Fox News last week.
Any debt relief above $10,000 would have to be targeted, “based on the borrower’s income, based on the kind of debt in question,” the White House said.
More >> Fox News