Thursday, June 8, 2023

Biden vetoes bill canceling his $400 billion student loan handout, vows he's 'not going to back down'
Two Democrats from each chamber of Congress joined Republicans in voting for the bill

President Biden on Wednesday vetoed the bill that would have scrapped his $400 billion student loan handout and vowed he was not "going to back down" when it came to forgiving the college debt of millions across the country.

"Folks, Republican in Congress led an effort to pass a bill blocking my administration's plan to provide up to $10,000 in student debt relief and up to $20,000 for borrowers that received a Pell Grant. Nearly 90% of those relief dollars go to people making less than $75,000 a year," Biden said in a video posted on Twitter

"I'm not going to back down on my efforts to help tens of millions of working and middle class families. That's why I'm going to veto this bill," he said. 

Amid his railing against Republicans, Biden made no mention of the two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., who joined all Republicans in voting to advance the bill last week. Independent Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema also voted in favor with the final tally coming to 52-46. See tweet and videos here.

Comer Cancels Move to Hold Director Wray in Contempt After FBI Comes to Its Senses
Rebecca Downs / Townhall Tipsheet
It's been quite the week for FBI Director Christopher Wray, as he could have been held in contempt of Congress on Thursday, had his agency not turned over a document alleging then Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a bribery scheme with a foreign national. The warning of contempt came Monday from House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), with a resolution released on Wednesday. In a turn of events, though, it was revealed on Wednesday that the FBI had come to its senses.
The document that the FBI is now willing to turn over to Chairman Comer, Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and all members of the committee, is one that the agency wasn't even willing to admit existed, let alone turn over as a result of a subpoena order. Two additional documents will also be available for Comer and Raskin to review. 

Fox News reported on the development, citing "a source familiar," with Comer also issuing a statement indicating that "the FBI has caved" while also warning about "lost trust" and suggesting more updates will be coming: Read more and see tweets here.