The Biden White House put Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and other GOP members of Congress on blast Thursday after they slammed President Joe Biden’s student loan relief even though their federal loans were forgiven.
On Wednesday, Greene criticized the plan to forgive up to $10,000 in federal student loans during an appearance on Newsmax, calling the plan “unfair.”
“For our government just to say, well OK, your debt is completely forgiven, obviously they have an agenda for that. They need votes in November so the timing is pure coincidence there as well. It’s completely unfair,” Greene said. “Taxpayers all over the country, taxpayers that never took out a student loan, taxpayers that pay their bills and maybe even never went to college, just hardworking people, they shouldn’t have to pay off the great big student loan debt for some college student that piled up massive debt going to some Ivy League school,” she added.
On Thursday the administration’s official Twitter account responded to the video saying: “Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had $183,504 in PPP loans forgiven.”
Records show Greene’s company, Taylor Commercial Inc., had more than $183,000 in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans forgiven in the early months of the Covid pandemic, according to ProPublica.
The White House Twitter account also created a thread with similar responses to other GOP members of Congress who criticized the student loan debt plan even though their PPP loans were forgiven.
The congressmen whose PPP loan amounts were revealed include Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.), Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.).