Briahna Joy Gray: White House thinks extending student loan pause is a 'bad look'

Briahna Joy Gray: White House thinks extending student loan pause is a ‘unhealthy look’

Briahna Joy Gray, a former press secretary for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure invoice in uncommon Sunday session Bipartisan infrastructure win exhibits Democrats should proceed working throughout the aisle ‘The land is us’ — Tribal activist turns from Keystone XL to Line 3 MORE‘s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential marketing campaign, instructed Wednesday that the Biden administration just isn’t interested by extending the moratorium on student loan funds as a result of it could be a “bad look” that casts doubt on the financial restoration.

“What I have heard recently is that there has been reporting that the reason that the White House doesn’t actually want to extend the student debt moratorium isn’t for any principled reason, but because the administration wants to paint a picture that the economic crisis that the country has been in for the last year or so is actually over,” Gray mentioned on Hill.TV’s “Rising.”

“And the fact of continuing any of these COVID-era programs into the next year is perceived to be kind of a bad look for the administration,” added Gray, who’s the host of the “Bad Faith” podcast.

Gray mentioned a second situation surrounding the student loan pause is the query on whether or not or not President BidenJoe BidenGOP report on COVID-19 origins houses in on lab leak idea READ: The .2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Senators introduce bipartisan infrastructure invoice in uncommon Sunday session MORE will observe by together with his marketing campaign promise to cancel out $10,000 in student loan debt for debtors.

“By not being willing to cancel large amounts of debt, you’re basically saying the only people who should ever become doctors, lawyers, or any other kind of professional with the hope of perhaps returning to one’s community and doing work there are already affluent, white kids,” Gray mentioned.

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“And that is expressly what Joe Biden said when he lamented the idea of paying for kids going to a school like specifically Penn, where he has an honorary position and where his children have been able to go to school.”