President Biden called out “hypocritical” Republicans lawmakers who opposed his student debt relief plan.
BIDEN: “Republican members of Congress and Republican Governors are trying to do everything they can to deny this relief even to their own constituents. As soon as I announced my administration’s student debt plan, they started attacking it saying all kinds of things. Their outrage is wrong and it's hypocritical. I will never apologize for helping working Americans and middle class people as they recover from the pandemic, especially not the same Republicans who voted for a two trillion dollar tax cut in the last administration that mainly benefited the wealthiest Americans and the largest corporations and didn't pay for a penny of it but racked up a deficit. I don't want to hear from Republican officials again who had hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions of dollars in pandemic relief loans, the PPP loans, but who now attack the working middle class Americans who are getting relief. These are members of Congress who receive those loans, they didn't do anything wrong but they qualified. They qualified in one case, up to 2 million dollars.”