‘Great, now cancel it’: AOC and The Squad urge Biden to get rid student loan debt


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and members of the so-called ‘squad’ applauded President Joe Biden’s move to extend the moratorium on student loan payments – and encouraged him to go further. 

‘Thank you! Next stop: cancellation,’ AOC tweeted, while her squad-mate, Rep. Ilhan Omar chimed in, ‘Great, now cancel it!’ 

The Biden admininstration extended the moratorium on student loan payments until May 1, which was set to expire at the end of next month.  

Progressives have argued that Biden can unilaterally write-off $50,000 in debt for every borrower, but the president has been reluctant to do that with the strike of his pen.

Biden has said he’d be comfortable writing off $10,000 of debt per borrower, but last week, press secretary Jen Psaki said the president wanted Congress to act. ‘If Congress sends him a bill he’s happy to sign it. They haven’t sent him a bill on that yet,’ Psaki…

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