Biden Breaks Key Campaign Promise, and His Voters Are Running to Abandon Him

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Supporters of Joe Biden are furious because he’s backing out on a key campaign promise about student loan payments.

“I regret voting for Biden,” one person wrote to Twitter.

“Broken promises will lose is elections in 2022 & 2024,” another person said, adding “Biden we voted for you to follow through on your promises.”

In March 2020, Biden said, “We should forgive a minimum of $10,000/person of federal student loans, as proposed by Senator Warren and colleagues.”

“Young people and other student debt holders bore the brunt of the last crisis,” he added. “It shouldn’t happen again.”

About one and a half years later, White House press secretary Jen Psaki has confirmed that the nearly two-year hiatus for student loan payments will expire on February 1.

Psaki told reporters that “41 million borrowers” have “benefitted from the extended student loan payment pause, but it expires Feb. 1.”

“So right now we’re just making a range of preparations,” she continued.

“We will engage directly with federal student loan borrowers to ensure they have the resources they need and are in the appropriate repayment plan.”

“We are still assessing the impact of the omicron variant. A smooth transition back into repayment is a high priority for the administration,” Paski said.

“The Department of Education is already communicating with borrowers to help them to help to prepare for return to repayment on Feb. 1,” she concluded.

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Here’s Biden’s remark in 2020:

Biden has also supported the idea of giving Americans free college. This was instant met with backlash.

HBO’s Bill Maher shot back, “Yeah, I’m not f***ing paying for that.”

Here’s a look at folks who are upset with Biden over his broken promise:

More from Western Journal:

The decision not to extend the pause came as a surprise to many liberals who had hoped that President Joe Biden would follow through on his campaign promise to forgive $10,000 of student loan debt per borrower.

Although the progressive wing of the party has urged him to forgive up to $50,000 of student loan debt per individual, during his campaign he said he would “support canceling $10,000 per borrower,” according to CNN.

The administration’s decision leaves many Democrats feeling outraged and bitter. The sense of entitlement and betrayal is great, particularly among those who can afford it the most.

Such as Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a member of the “squad” of far-left lawmakers: