Attorneys General File Lawsuit Against Biden’s Student Loan Plan

Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach and 10 other attorneys general have filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.

The states involved in the Kansas-led lawsuit include Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

Kobach told Fox News Digital, “Not since the Civil War has a president told the Supreme Court, ‘Yeah you blocked me, but I’m gonna do it anyway.’ Biden is trying to twist federal law once again, and his new plan is just as illegal as the old plan.”

The Kansas AG explained that the case pertains to the “Major Questions Doctrine,” which is “so important to our separation of powers.”

“If Congress wants to forgive that student debt … then only Congress can do it,” he said. “An unelected executive agency cannot just take that power to make these legislative decisions from Congress, and that’s one of the main arguments we will be making in court.”

“Last time Defendants tried this the Supreme Court said that this action was illegal. Nothing since then has changed, other than introducing more legal errors into this Rule’s underlying analysis,” the lawsuit reads.

Biden ignored the Supreme Court’s decision and forgave loans for 153,000 borrowers in February. “Defendant Biden openly boasted about his defiance of the Supreme Court with this move, stating in Jacksonian fashion: ‘The Supreme Court blocked it. They blocked it. But that didn’t stop me,'” the filing describes. “This lawsuit is now necessary to prevent Defendants from continuing to flout the law, which includes ignoring Supreme Court decisions.”

Last year, six states victoriously challenged Biden’s first student loan forgiveness program.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey is also leading a lawsuit against Biden’s loan forgiveness plan.

“I’m extremely pleased to see Kansas is leading a multi-state coalition in challenging President Biden’s latest attempt to unlawfully transfer hundreds of thousands of dollars in Ivy League debt onto working Missouri families,” Bailey said in a press release. “I’m pleased to share that my office is also leading a multi-state coalition and will be filing suit in Missouri in the coming days. Between our two coalitions of states, we will get this matter in front of a judge even more quickly to deliver a win for the American people. The Supreme Court sided with Missouri on this matter the first time. I look forward to bringing home yet another win for the Constitution and the rule of law.”

“Arkansas was part of the original coalition that sued the Biden administration over its first unlawful debt-cancellation plan. President Biden has already lost on this question once, and he is refusing to follow the law. The Supreme Court could not have been clearer: President Biden cannot unilaterally cancel student debt and force taxpayers to bear the multi-billion-dollar cost,” Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin noted.

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