Pres. Biden Says He ‘Signed’ Student Debt Cancellation ‘Law’ that ‘Passed by a Vote or Two’ - He Didn’t

Craig Bannister | October 24, 2022 | 10:09am EDT
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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.

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