Schumer and Warren’s cel­e­bra­to­ry video on stu­dent debt met with black­lash

Schumer and Warren’s celebratory video on student debt met with blacklash

Sens. Chuck Schumer (D‑NY) and Eliz­a­beth War­ren (D‑MA) attempt­ed to cel­e­brate Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s recent stu­dent loan for­give­ness plan in an online video.
The pair stood out­side the Capi­tol in a video post­ed to X on Thurs­day, dis­cussing Biden’s idea to waive accrued and cap­i­tal­ized inter­est for over 30 mil­lion bor­row­ers for the price of $57.75 bil­lion. Schumer explained that the plan would apply to “both mid­dle-class peo­ple and work­ing peo­ple but par­tic­u­lar­ly peo­ple of col­or, many of whose par­ents didn’t go to col­lege; they got tak­en advan­tage of by some of the col­leges par­tic­u­lar­ly some of the for-prof­it ones.”
“That’s a lot of peo­ple,” War­ren said. “That is four Mass­a­chu­settses.”
“And four New York Cities — even bet­ter,” Schumer quipped.
“It’s also going to be a lot of peo­ple who don’t have diplo­mas,” War­ren said. “Peo­ple who start­ed and tried and life hap­pened. You know, they had babies. They had jobs. Oth­er peo­ple got sick.”
War­ren, …