Biden Undermines Supreme Court Again – Watch

The Biden administration is appealing a recent court ruling that blocked the administration’s plan to cancel $10,000 in student loan debt per borrower. In an email to student borrowers, the administration argued that the Supreme Court “got it wrong” and that the lower court’s ruling “will have a devastating impact on millions of borrowers.”

“We believe the Supreme Court got it wrong,” read the email, which was signed by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

“While we disagree with the Court’s decision, our Administration will not stop fighting to provide debt relief to borrowers. We will use every tool at our disposal to do so,” Cardona wrote.

The Supreme Court struck down President Biden’s $430 billion student debt relief policy that would have forgiven the student debt of about 40 million people. The high court ruled 6-3 that the HEROES Act of 2003 does not give Biden the authority to cancel billions in student loan debt.

After the court’s decision, Biden said he would “stop at nothing to find other ways to deliver relief to hard-working middle-class families.”

This week’s email went on to say that the administration is “committed to doing everything we can to help borrowers get relief from their student debt.” The administration is asking the Supreme Court to vacate the lower court’s ruling and allow the administration’s plan to go forward.

The right-wing reaction to the email has been swift and negative. Conservative commentators have accused the administration of trying to “buy votes” with student loan forgiveness. They have also argued that the administration’s plan is unfair to borrowers who have already paid off their loans.

“This is just another example of the Biden administration’s reckless spending,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “Student loan forgiveness is a handout to the wealthy and privileged, and it’s time to stop it.”

“The Biden administration is trying to buy votes with student loan forgiveness,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). “This is a clear attempt to reward their base and punish those who have already paid off their loans.”