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Elizabeth Warren Deletes Tweet On Biden’s Student Loan Plan After Being Fact Checked By Twitter

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On Tuesday, Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) deleted a tweet claiming that President Biden has the “legal authority” to forgive student loan debt after she was fact checked by Twitter.

The factcheck cited an article from PolitiFact noting that “experts disagree on whether the president can authorize widespread debt cancellation through an executive order,” and a report CBS News on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals’ October ruling to temporarily block the program.

“Let’s be clear: President Biden has the legal authority to cancel student debt,” Warren tweeted.

“Republican officials need to get out of the way so Americans can get this much-needed relief,” she added.

Warren’s tweet came the same day that a federal appeals court blocked the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan.

“The ruling from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals comes in response to a lawsuit jointly filed six Republican-led states that argued the Biden administration was overstepping its executive powers,” CBS News reported. “It marks the second court ruling blocking the White House’s debt-relief program since a federal judge in Texas on Thursday blocked the program and declared it ‘unlawful.’”

The Biden administration had appealed the Thursday ruling from U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman, who called the student loan forgiveness plan “one of the largest exercises of legislative power without congressional authority in the history of the United States.”

“In this country, we are not ruled by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone,” Pittman continued. “Instead, we are ruled by a Constitution that provides for three distinct and independent branches of government … The Court is not blind to the current political division in our country. But it is fundamental to the survival of our Republic that the separation of powers as outlined in our Constitution be preserved. And having interpreted the HEROES Act, the Court holds that it does not provide ‘clear congressional authorization’ for the Program proposed by the Secretary.”

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