Joe Biden Lambasted Online for Bragging Supreme Court 'Didn't Stop' Him From Canceling Student Loan Debt

By Trisha Andrada

Feb 23, 2024 07:46 AM EST

When President Joe Biden bragged that the Supreme Court could not stop him from canceling student loan debt, social media users slammed him for allegedly waging an "assault on democracy."

He also slammed MAGA Republicans and said he would never stop helping Americans burdened with years of debt.

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on canceling student debt at Culver City Julian Dixon Library on February 21, 2024 in Culver City, California. The Biden administration announced it will forgive $1.2 billion in student debt for more than 150,000 borrowers who are enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) repayment plan. According to the White House, Biden has canceled a total of $138 billion in student debt for close to 3.9 million borrowers.

Dismissal of Joe Biden on the Supreme Court Decision Angered Many Netizens on X

According to Fox News, Joe Biden told a small crowd at the Julian Dixon Library in Culver City, California, on Wednesday that while the Supreme Court initially halted his student debt cancellation program, its ruling did not stop him.

"Early in my term, I announced a major plan to provide millions of working families with debt relief for their college student debt... Tens of millions of people in debt were literally about to be canceled in debts," Biden noted. 

"But my MAGA Republican friends in the Congress, elected officials and special interests stepped in and sued us. And the Supreme Court blocked it, blocked it. But that didn't stop me," he added. 

Fox News reported that many netizens on X, formerly known as Twitter, were angered and concerned about the president's dismissal of the Supreme Court order that ruled his plan unconstitutional.

Among them was editor-at-large for the Foundation for Economic Excellence, Jon Miltimore, who said the president was "explaining that he's happy to break the law to give away your money."

David Harsanyi, a senior writer at The Federalist, further noted: "Yesterday he [Biden] was going on about how republicans were going to destroy 'democracy.'"

Benjamin Weingarten, editor-at-large of RealClearInvestigations, agreed, saying, "We've been reliably told this kind of rhetoric is an assault on democracy."

Twitchy's Doug Powers said, "one of the 'nobody is above the law' people is debunking that again." Derek Hunter, a columnist at, also said: "Biden always sounds like death warmed over."

Georgia Rep. Mike Collins also tweeted and warned that "the decay of checks and balances isn't a flex."

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Joe Biden Cancels Student Loan Debt for 153,000 People 

Joe Biden's remarks came hours after officials announced that the administration was automatically canceling federal student loans for almost 153,000 borrowers.

According to Daily Mail, officials started sending email notifications on Wednesday to some of the borrowers who will benefit from the first round of student loan forgiveness under the SAVE program that will clear $1.2 billion in loans.

"Starting today, the first round of folks who are enrolled in our SAVE student loan repayment plan who have paid their loans for 10 years and borrowed $12,000 or less will have their debt cancelled... That's 150,000 Americans and counting. And we're pushing to relieve more," Biden posted on social media Wednesday.

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not allow the president's Secretary of Education to cancel more than $430 billion in student loan debt. But at the time, Biden vowed that his administration would continue to push for his student debt relief plan. 

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