(TheRedWire.com) – On Wednesday President Biden admitted that he was not sure whether or not the Supreme Court would clear his student loan forgiveness plan. In February the majority conservative court was set to hear arguments in this case.
Biden noted that while he is “confident we’re on the right side of the law” he is not confident about what the court’s decision is going to be.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the two cases brought forth against President Biden’s student loan plan. If approved the plan would allow up to 20,000 in federal student loan debt to be forgiven for millions of eligible Americans.
Biden and the White House have consistently reaffirmed that they believed the plan was completely legal. However, they have so far not discussed what other alternatives they have if the Supreme Court decides to strike down student loan forgiveness.
Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre specifically said on Wednesday that the plan that they currently have is the same one that they put forth in August. She added that the solicitor general also did an excellent job at defending the plan, which they believe is within the administration’s legal authority.
U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar represented the Biden administration during the oral arguments at the Supreme Court and attempted to push back against the two separate challenges brought forth. One of the challenges was filed by six GOP-led states while the other one is led by two individuals.
Jean-Pierre argued that currently, the focus is to get the plan approved by the Supreme Court, as was clear from their solicitor’s arguments.
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