Not only did President Joe Biden claim that he signed a law, instead of an executive order, canceling student loan debt, he even recalled the vote count of the never-passed bill, in an interview over the weekend.
“I’ve just signed a law that’s being challenged by my Republican colleagues,” Biden said in an interview with NowThis “Make Your Mark”:
“I’ve just signed a law that’s being challenged by my Republican colleagues. They’re the same people who have PPP loans of up to, in some cases of up to $5-600,000, they have no problem with that. The individuals of Congress got those.”
Biden even claimed that his fictional law passed Congress by a margin of one or two votes:
“Secondly, if you don’t have one of those (Pell Grant) loans, you just get 10,000 written off.
“It’s passed. I got it passed, by a vote or two. And, it’s in effect.”
What Biden signed was actually an executive order, not a bill into law, though he’s correct that it’s being challenged. On Friday, a federal judge ordered a temporary stay blocking Biden’s loan forgiveness order, while it considers challenges to the president’s unilateral move.