Wicker Statement On President Biden’s Plan to Cancel Student Debt

Miss. Senator: Biden’s Plan Is “Unfair” To Working American Families

August 24, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today released the following statement in response to reports that President Biden is moving to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for certain recipients:

“The President’s unilateral action today is unfair to the majority of American taxpayers,” Wicker said. “Instead of tackling the inflation that is affecting us all, President Biden has chosen to advance the interests of a select few who knowingly took on student debt. Many Americans have taken a different path to avoid student debt – for example, serving in the military or pursuing a different career option. The President’s action takes their hard-earned tax money and gives it to those who made financial decisions that the President favors. This is deeply unfair.”

“The President’s action is also potentially illegal and will almost certainly invite legal challenges. President Biden is testing the outer limits of his authority and could soon face a reality check in court.”