In interviews on Sunday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) warned Democrats that they need to make moves to protect and uplift the American people if they want to have a chance at winning in this year’s midterm elections, including taking steps like canceling student debt.
On CNN CBS, Warren said that Democrats need to “get up and deliver” on issues like corporate price gougingAnd banning Congress trading stocks. As she did for in an op-ed for The New York Times last weekWarren stressed that student loans can be a major economic barrier for many families and that they are not a good option. millions of Americans aren’t ready for student loan payments to restart.
“We’ve got less than 200 days until the election, and American families are hurting. Our job while we are here in the majority is to deliverOn behalf of those families,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding, “If we don’t get up and deliver, I think Democrats are going to lose.”
Warren emphasized thatDemocrats must act on issues that directly affect average families. “Democrats win when Democrats are in touch with the American people and what’s happening to them,” she said, pointing out that many families are struggling to afford groceries or fill up their gas tanks in order to get to work. “Instead of looking backwards, let’s look forward. Let’s get done what we can get done for the American people who elected us.”
The Massachusetts Democrat confirmed CNNShe would not run for president again in 2024. President Joe Biden will, presumably, run again. Last week A leaked memo revealed that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has not ruled out running again in 2024 if Biden doesn’t put in a reelection bid.
Warren also stated that Democrats could act on student loans between now and the midterms. “Look, we know that the president has the authority to cancel student loan debt and the best way we know that is because President Obama did it, President Trump did it, and President Biden has now done it repeatedly,” she said. “The power is clearly there.”
Data for Progress and Rise is indeed a fact polling has foundNearly half of the likely voters in key battleground state say they would vote for Biden if he took action to cancel some student loans. The polling shows that if student loans are canceled, Democrats can gain six points from young voters in these states.
Warren’s call to action comes as Biden is swiftly losingground among young voters, an important group that voted in large numbers for Biden in 2020. Inaction on student debt could also affect Biden’s chances in the 2024 presidential race.
Intelligent.com Polling last month found that roughly one-fifth of Democrats say they wouldn’t vote for Biden in the next presidential election if he doesn’t take action on student loans, with about a third of Americans saying that they are dissatisfied with how Biden has handled the student loan crisis so far.
Biden has failed to fulfill his campaign promise to cancel student debt up to $10,000 per borrower. He Recently extendedWhile the student loan payment suspension has helped millions of borrowers to get out of default, progressive lawmakers as well as debt activists insist that he needs to do more.
Canceling student debt “would lift the economic outlook for too many borrowers who still weren’t able to get a college diploma, for the millions of female borrowers who shoulder about two-thirds of all student loan debt, and for Black and Hispanic borrowers, a higher percentage of whom take on debt to attend college compared to white students, and have a harder time paying it off after school,” Warren wrote last week. “With the stroke of a pen, the president could make massive strides to close gender and racial wealth gaps.”