Progressive “squad” members AOC and Ayanna Pressley are both pushing on President Biden to cancel student debt.
In February, Pressley said during an emotional speech “With the stroke of a pen, President Biden can provide relief to tens of millions of families across the country [and] close the racial wealth gap’”
Pressley has repeatedly called for Biden to cancel $50k in student debt, a proposal also supported by Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren.
Rep. Pressley calls on Biden to cancel student debt: ’With the stroke of a pen, Pres. Biden can provide relief to tens of millions of families across the country [and] close the racial wealth gap’ pic.twitter.com/fB3lazSG65
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) February 4, 2021
AOC has suggested that $10k in cancelled student debt would not be enough, writing “Average student loan debt in the US is ~$30k (LOTS have more)
Many won’t fully feel $10k in forgiveness until after a Biden presidency is over, when they’ve spent 10 years paying off the other $20k+”
Sunday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal also chimed in, tweeting “@POTUS
should cancel $50,000 of student loan debt.”
RT if you agree:@POTUS should cancel $50,000 of student loan debt.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) March 8, 2021