Betsy DeVos: Biden Student Debt Plan ‘100% Illegal’

Betsy Devos

( – The most frequently asked question concerning Joe Biden’s plan to forgive hundreds of millions in student debt is whether or not he, as president, has the legal authority to change the contractual obligation of the individuals who borrowed the money to pay for their college education.

Betsy DeVos, who served as Secretary of Education during the presidential administration of Donald Trump, has stepped forward and said that Biden’s plan is “100% Illegal.”

As The Washington Times is currently reporting in, “Betsy DeVos rips Biden student debt plan as ‘100% illegal,’ says power rests with Congress“:

“Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is ripping President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan as unfair, politically motivated, and “100% illegal.”

“‘The president has no authority to just wave a magic wand and suddenly forgive billions and billions of dollars in student loan debt,” she told Fox News late Monday. ‘Congress has the power of the purse, not the president.’

“Ms. DeVos served in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet from the start of his administration to January 2021, when she resigned over Mr. Trump’s rhetoric in the lead-up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.” [emphasis added]

Devos had more to say on the subject:

“‘It is totally unfair to all of those who have not taken out student loans,’ she said. ‘And for those students who faithfully have been paying their student loans down, how does that work for them?’

“Ms. DeVos also said the plan is unfair to military members who served the nation to gain education benefits and seems like a bid to attract young voters in a mid-term year.

“‘It is fundamentally unfair. It is wrong,’ she said. ‘And not only that, but it doesn’t solve any problem. All it does is mean a political payoff to voters that Biden and his administration hope to attract in November.'” [emphasis added]

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