Far-left “Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) pushed the Biden administration to cancel “all” student loan debt on Friday, framing the move as a viable way to “thank Black women,” specifically.
“You want to thank Black women? Cancel student debt — all of it. Black women carry more student debt than any other group in America,” Pressley said on Friday.
Her call follows this week’s confusion over the Biden administration’s position on canceling student loan debt.
President Biden sparked the confusion during Tuesday’s CNN town hall, telling an audience member that he will not cancel up to $50,000 of student loan debt, as demanded by many in the Democrat caucus.
“We need student loan forgiveness beyond the potential $10,000 your administration has proposed. We need at least a $50,000 minimum. What will you do to make that happen?” an audience member asked the president.
“I will not make that happen,” Biden responded, casting doubt on his authority to cancel $50,000 in debt “by signing with a pen.” He did, however, say that he was “prepared to write off the $10,000 debt, but not $50,000″:
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