According to a report from Fox News, nearly 100 Republicans have signed onto a letter insisting that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rebuke President Biden for his executive overreach on student loans.
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) wrote the letter with 93 of his colleagues demanding action.
“Speaker Pelosi explicitly stated in July of 2021 that President Biden ‘does not have the power,’ to cancel federal student loan debt. ‘That has to be an act of Congress,’” Hice said in a press release exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital. “I’m demanding that Speaker Pelosi decisively act and stand by her previous statement – a direct repudiation of President Biden’s executive overreach yesterday.”
“President Biden is a desperate politician,” Hice said. “His plan to transfer $300 billion of debt onto the backs of hardworking American taxpayers is a politically craven stunt that makes a mockery of our Constitution and the rule of law.”
“Speaker Pelosi has a choice to make,” he added. “Will she cave to the President’s shockingly illegal act or will she back up her own words by taking swift action?”
From Fox News:
The group of nearly 100 GOP lawmakers wrote in the letter exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital that they are “concerned with the massive executive overreach” by Biden “to illegally cancel federal student loan debt.”
The lawmakers pointed to the move’s $300 billion taxpayer-funded price tag and warned the president’s plan “will drive up the cost of higher education, exacerbating the very problem President Biden pretends to address.”
“Noticeably absent from the President’s plan is any plausible legal authority to implement such a policy,” Hice and his colleagues wrote. “The legislative and executive branches each possess defined powers under the Constitution.”
“No provision of the Constitution nor any act of Congress, including the Higher Education Act, grants President Biden or the Secretary of Education the authority that they falsely claim to wield through this unilateral action,” the letter continued.
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‘EXECUTIVE OVERREACH’: Nearly 100 Republicans demand Pelosi hold Biden accountable for $500B student debt handouthttps://t.co/r1znBe1aaA
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