It was an open-and-shut case of “election interference.” The Biden administration, in an eleventh-hour effort to mobilize Gen Z voters to turn out for the Democratic Party pulled out its student loan “forgiveness” card. It worked.
“Democrats would have gotten crushed without young voter support,” CNN notes. “Democratic House candidates won voters under the age of 45 by 13 points, while losing voters age 45 and older by 10 points.”
But two days after Election Day was officially held after weeks of early voting in many states, the gut-kick came: The Biden student loan “forgiveness” was unconstitutional, after all. As the White House knew when it issued the order.
On Thursday, the first legal blow came as a federal judge in Texas struck down President Biden’s student loan handout.
“Biden’s plan, which aims to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients in college and up to $10,000 for others who borrowed using federal student loans,” Fox News reported.
“Whether the Program constitutes good public policy is not the role of this Court to determine. Still, no one can plausibly deny that it is either one of the largest delegations of legislative power to the executive branch, or one of the largest exercises of legislative power without congressional authority in the history of the United States,” United States District Judge Mark Pittman wrote.
“In this country, we are not ruled by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone. Instead, we are ruled by a Constitution that provides for three distinct and independent branches of government… The Court is not blind to the current political division in our country. But it is fundamental to the survival of our Republic that the separation of powers as outlined in our Constitution be preserved. And having interpreted the HEROES Act, the Court holds that it does not provide ‘clear congressional authorization’ for the Program proposed by the Secretary,” Pittman added. Read more