Did Pelosi Say the President Does Not Have ‘the Power for Debt Forgiveness’?

Posted on AllSides August 26th, 2022
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Shortly after U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled his plan for student loan forgiveness in August 2022, the right-leaning online publication National Review reported in an article published on Aug. 24 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president lacks the authority to forgive student debt.

During a weekly news conference held on July 28, 2021 (archived here), Pelosi was asked to explain why the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress were pushing for student loan debt forgiveness and cancellation, she replied:

Here’s the thing. People think that the President of the United States – is this more...

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