Rubio Calls Out Demings for Supporting Mass Student Loan Forgiveness

Rubio Calls Out Demings for Supporting Mass Student Loan Forgiveness

After the primaries, the heavyweight fight is reaching the final rounds.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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August 25, 2022

Yesterday, President Joe Biden (D) made an announcement stating that his administration would be paying tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt to individuals using taxpayer dollars. Republicans have jeered this decision, while some Democrats have applauded it. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is not a fan.

Rubio’s challenger in November, Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) supports the President’s decision, with a statement she provided to the Miami Herald.

“I’m the daughter of a maid and janitor and worked my way through college, and you should be able to do the same thing today,” said the former Orlando Chief of Police. “Education is the ladder to the American Dream. Today’s relief is targeted to the middle class, has new reforms to make it easier to work off loans, and will expand opportunity for everyone.”

Sen. Rubio sent out a press release showing his disdain for Demings’ support of the loan forgiveness.

“This is preposterous and proves without a shadow of a doubt that Val Demings will always stand with Joe Biden and her blue-state donors over the interests of Florida families. Millions of Floridians either responsibly paid off their student loans or made the choice not to go to college, and yet the working class will now foot the bill for affluent Americans' college and graduate degrees. Demings is once again showing Floridians that she's nothing more than a radical rubber stamp for Biden's agenda who can't be counted on to represent their interests in Washington,” said Elizabeth Gregory, communications director for Marco Rubio for Senate.

The two candidates basically ran unopposed in their primary elections, focusing all their attention on each other since the very beginning. Demings, running as “Chief Demings” this election cycle rather than Rep. Demings, is looking to dethrone Rubio since winning the seat he has held since 2011.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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