Joe Biden is losing things. He’s losing his faculties, he’s likely losing the House of Representatives and he just lost his student loan vote buying scam.
Biden’s student debt bailout was declared illegal by a federal judge in Texas on Thursday night, handing a devastating setback to the regime.
In response to a lawsuit brought by the Job Creators Network Foundation, which claimed that Biden’s student loan bailout violated federal law, U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman issued his decision.
“This case involves the question of whether Congress—through the HEROES Act—gave the Secretary authority to implement a Program that provides debt forgiveness to millions of student-loan borrowers, totaling over $400 billion,” Pittman wrote. “Whether the Program constitutes good public policy is not the role of this Court to determine. Still, no one can plausibly deny that it is either one of the largest delegations of legislative power to the executive branch, or one of the largest exercises of legislative power without congressional authority in the history of the United States.”
“In this country, we are not ruled by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone,” Pittman continued. “Instead, we are ruled by a Constitution that provides for three distinct and independent branches of government. As President James Madison warned, ‘[t]he accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.’ THE FEDERALIST NO. 47.”
“The Court is not blind to the current political division in our country,” he concluded. “But it is fundamental to the survival of our Republic that the separation of powers as outlined in our Constitution be preserved. And having interpreted the HEROES Act, the Court holds that it does not provide ‘clear congressional authorization’ for the Program proposed by the Secretary.”
NEWS: Federal judge in Texas strikes down Biden's student debt relief program, declaring it illegal. pic.twitter.com/02Doi3CXwC
— Michael Stratford (@mstratford) November 10, 2022
The case was brought by the Job Creators Network on behalf of two borrowers at the end of last month. One of the borrowers did not qualify for the whole amount that was promised under the program, while the other borrower was judged ineligible altogether.
This is just the latest in Biden’s lazy efforts to supersede Congress and doing things the legal way.