Ex-Sanders aide: Biden trying to find 'most unsympathetic character' to avoid cancelling student loan debt

Briahna Joy Gray, the former press secretary for the Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Bernie Sanders' ex-spokesperson apprehensive over effectiveness of SALT deductions BBB threatens the role of parents in raising — and educating — children MORE campaign, on Wednesday, said that President BidenJoe BidenSouth Africa health minister calls travel bans over new COVID variant 'unjustified' Biden attends tree lighting ceremony after day out in Nantucket Senior US diplomat visiting Southeast Asia to 'reaffirm' relations MORE is hiding behind the most “unsympathetic character” to avoid canceling up to $50,000 in student loan debt.

Speaking on Hill TV’s “Rising,” the co-host of the Bad Faith podcast was discussing comments Biden made on student debt relief during a CNN town hall on Tuesday.

The president said that he didn’t have the power to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt, but was prepared to forgive $10,000 instead.

“It’s not true, Joe Biden has the authority to cancel all student loan debt,” Gray said.

Gray explained that the government is now deciding that student loans are a “risky behavior” that shouldn’t be rewarded after allowing students to take out debt on the belief that education drives the workforce.

Gray said the government is using the “specter of the occasional Harvard student” as an excuse not to cancel debt for the majority of students that didn’t go to more affluent schools.

“It is almost as though Joe Biden is trying to find the most unsympathetic character in the world to justify not pursuing a very sympathetic program,” Gray said.

Watch part of Gray’s interview above