Breitbart | by Paul Bois | October 23, 2022
President Joe Biden falsely said he passed his much-ballyhooed student loan bailout package by a “vote or two” even though Congress has not yet voted on it.
The president made his bizarre comments while outlining the details of his student loan forgiveness program at a Now This News forum that covered a range of issues.
President Biden’s plan would essentially give up to $20,000 in student loan cancellation to Americans earning less than $125,000 a year if they received Pell Grants and up to $10,000 in cancellation if they did not receive Pell Grants. A Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey found that a majority of Americans would not vote for candidates who support the plan in the upcoming midterms.
As Breitbart News reported:
Overall, 55.6 percent indicated they are less likely to support a candidate who supports Biden’s plan … Of those who said they are less likely to vote for a political candidate who supports Biden’s plan, 49 percent said they are “much less likely,” and 6.6 percent said they are “somewhat less likely.” However, 44.4 percent said they are more likely to offer their support to a candidate who supports the plan.
Opinions are divided along party lines, as the overwhelming majority of Democrats, 89.4 percent, said they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports Biden’s plan. However, 88.5 percent of Republicans said they are less likely, ad 53.9 percent of independents feel the same way.
A recent poll from The Economist/YouGov also found that roughly 50 percent of Americans agree that student loan forgiveness would be unfair to those who did not attend college, with even more agreeing that it would be unfair to those who paid off their loans.
The president’s bizarre statement represents just one more in an ever-increasing list of bizarre moments, this one coming within days of him appearing to fall asleep mid-interview.
Earlier this month, the president also appeared to incorrectly claim that his late son, Beau, “lost his life in Iraq” while giving a speech in Colorado to designate Camp Hale as a national monument.
“I say this as a father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the conspicuous service medal, and lost his life in Iraq,” Biden said.
Although Biden’s son did serve in Iraq, he died of brain cancer in 2015.
In late September, the president appeared to call out for now-deceased Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) when giving a speech at a White House event.
“Jackie are you here? Where’s Jackie?” Biden asked.
“I didn’t think she was going to be here,” he added.