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Biden’s $300B student loan handout exposes a ‘chilling disregard’ for the law, constitutional experts say

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Legal experts say President Biden has a “chilling disregard” for his constitutional limitations as president with his decision to wipe out student loan debt at an estimated cost to taxpayers of $300,000,000,000. 

On Tuesday, Biden announced he would take executive action to cancel student loan debt of up to $20,000 per borrower making less than $125,000 annually. 

But legal scholars are throwing a flag on the play by the White House, telling Fox News Digital Biden is “stretching laws to the breaking point in order to assume a power expressly given to Congress” and that the legal basis for the president’s student loan handout maneuver is thin.

“President Biden is something of a constitutional recidivist when it comes to executive overreach,” Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University and practicing criminal defense attorney, told Fox News Digital in an interview. “He has been repeatedly found to have violated the Constitution in his unilateral use of executive powers.” 

FLORIDA GOV. DESANTIS CALLS BIDEN’S STUDENT LOAN HANDOUT UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SAYS COLLEGES SHOULD PAY FOR IT

President Biden greets people after returning to the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The president’s justification for his sweeping executive order comes from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), a division of the agency routinely consulted on the…

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