Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio suggested on Sunday that President Joe Biden‘s plan to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loans for some borrowers is ignoring the financial hardship that inflation is inflicting on millions of Americans.
Since the president announced the new policy early last week, it’s been criticized by virtually all Republicans and even some of Biden’s fellow Democrats.
One of those critical voices on the left has been Ryan, who is locked in a tight race for the Ohio Senate seat being vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Rob Portman.
‘I understand the burden of it. My wife and I are still paying her student loans off. But there are a lot of people hurting in our society right now,’ Ryan said on CNN‘s State of the Union.
‘People are getting crushed with inflation, crushed with gas prices, food prices and all the rest – and I think …