In a fiery speech outside the Supreme Court, Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, made an emotional plea for the cancelation of student loan debt.
The rally was held in response to the Supreme Court hearing challenges to President Biden’s plan to forgive $10,000 in federal student loans for individuals making less than $125,000 per year or households earning less than $250,000 annually. Weingarten passionately argued that the student debt crisis is a matter of social justice and equality.
“And frankly, and this is what really pisses me off,” Weingarten said. “During the pandemic, we understood that small businesses were hurting, and we helped them, and it didn’t go to the Supreme Court to challenge it. Big businesses were hurting, and we helped them, and it didn’t go to the Supreme Court to challenge it.”
The passionate speech by Weingarten has attracted a lot of attention on social media, with many Twitter users criticizing her emotional display as “crazy.” However, passionate Republicans are uniting against the cancelation of student loan debt, arguing that it is not fair to those who worked hard to pay off their student loans and that it will create a culture of entitlement.
The cancelation of student loan debt is a divisive issue, and Republicans are determined to fight against it. The Supreme Court will ultimately decide whether President Biden has the authority to implement the plan and whether the Department of Education is authorized to advance it. Republicans are optimistic that the Supreme Court will reject the plan and uphold the principle of personal responsibility.