Legal experts say President Biden has a “chilling disregard” for his constitutional limitations as president with his decision to wipe out student loan debt at an estimated cost to taxpayers of $300,000,000,000.
On Wednesday, Biden announced he would take executive action to cancel student loan debt of up to $20,000 per borrower making less than $125,000 annually.
However, legal scholars are throwing a flag on the play by the White House, telling Fox News Digital that Biden is “stretching laws to the breaking point in order to assume a power expressly given to Congress” and that the legal basis for the president’s student loan handout maneuver is thin.
Mike Davis, former chief counsel for nominations to the Senate Judiciary Committee and president of the Article III Project, told Fox Digital he also has legal concerns about Biden’s use of emergency powers.
“In order to pass constitutional muster, Congress’s delegation of emergency powers to any president must be carefully defined,” Davis said. “They can’t have an open-ended national emergency.”
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in a press briefing Thursday, said the administration used HEROES because “there are going to be some people, when we lift the pause [on loan payments], that are still going to suffer.” She said while some who have been able to save money due to the moratorium on student loan payments, others are “going to have a hard time … they’re just in a different bracket.”
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