As criticism from the GOP after President Joe Biden announced student loan forgiveness, the White House didn’t remain silent; instead, it called out GOP Lawmaker Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia) for benefiting from loan forgiveness.
Sharing a clip of Greene complaining that the just announced student loan forgiveness was “completely unfair” on Newsmax, the Biden Administration called out the Georgia Republican.
The account captioned the clip, “Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had $183,504 in PPP loans forgiven,” referring to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was announced during the pandemic to help small businesses.
According to data from ProPublica, the loan — meant to assist with payroll —given to Taylor Commercial, Inc., Greene’s company, was forgiven along with the interest.
The Biden administration announced an extension of the federal student loan repayments freeze just before the 31 August deadline.
Alongside the announcement of the sixth and final payment freeze extension, Biden announced $10,000 forgiveness in federal student loans and $20,000 forgiveness for Pell Grant recipients.
Following this announcement, Greene responded to the plan in an interview on Newsmax, saying, “For our government just to say, you know, ‘Ok, well your debt is completely forgiven,’… it’s completely unfair.”
Greene continued, saying taxpayers “shouldn’t have to pay off the great big student loan debt for some college student that piled up massive debt going to some Ivy League school.”
When a reporter asked Biden if the student loan forgiveness was unfair to those who had paid off those loans and taxpayers, Biden responded: “Is it fair to people who, in fact, do not own multibillion-dollar businesses, if they see one of these guys getting all the tax cuts? Is that fair? What do you think?”