Senator Ted Cruz Admits to the Growing Worries of the GOP Concerning the Democratic Advantages come November's Midterm Elections
The Student-Loan Forgiveness Plan, recently announced by the Biden Administration, is an add on to the edge Democrats will have in November...
Senator Ted Cruz has claimed the student-loan forgiveness plan, which was recently unveiled by the White House, will give an edge to the Democrats in the November midterm elections.
"If you are that slacker barista who wasted seven years in college studying completely useless things, now has loans and can't get a job, Joe Biden just gave you 20 grand. Like, holy cow! 20 grand. You know, maybe you weren't gonna vote in November, and suddenly you just got 20 grand.
And you know, if you can get off the bong for a minute and head down to the voting station. Or just send in your mail-in ballot that the Democrats have helpfully sent you, it could drive up turnout, particularly among young people."
Senator Cruz said, adding that there is a “real risk” that the Democrats will in turn net more support than the GOP in November.
The plan was announced earlier this week and detailed the Biden Administration’s plan to cancel up to $10,000 in student-loan debt.
"For too many people, student loan debt has hindered their ability to achieve their dreams—including buying a home, starting a business, or providing for their family. Getting an education should set us free; not strap us down! That's why, since Day One, the Biden-Harris administration has worked to fix broken federal student aid programs and deliver unprecedented relief to borrowers."
Miguel Cardona, the Education Secretary, said.
In terms of Senator Cruz’s comments, Democratic figureheads, such as Senator Bernie Sanders, said, "This is what a leading Republican thinks of young 'slacker' Americans who took out loans to go to college.” Adding to the criticism was Brandon Friedman, the former official working in the Obama administration, saying, "Since Ted Cruz knows baristas have been spitting in his coffee for years, it's technically not punching down.”