Megyn Kelly slams AOC over canceling student loans of 'snot-nosed college kids'

AOC has requested President Biden to cancel student debt completely after he promised to minimize the $1.7 trillion loan crisis during campaign


                            Megyn Kelly slams AOC over canceling student loans of 'snot-nosed college kids'
Megyn Kelly has slammed AOC for favoring eradication of student loan repayments (Getty Images/ Monica Schipper and Brandon Bell)
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Conservative talk radio host Megyn Kelly has called out progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) for advocating eradiction of student loan. Kelly said that she won’t pay for the college education of “snot-nosed” kids while interviewing the hosts of the right-wing podcast ‘Ruthless’ on her daily SiriusXM program, ‘The Megyn Kelly Show’, on Monday, April 4.

As per reports, AOC has been requesting President Joe Biden to cancel student debt completely after the 79-year-old promised to minimize the $1.7 trillion student-debt crisis during his campaign. However, when the Democratic leader failed to fulfill his promise, and failed to mention it in his State of the Union address last month, the 32-year-old activist asked the money borrowers to “keep bullying the White House” until a decision in their favor comes out.

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AOC’s plan reportedly seemed to have worked out to some point as Biden announced an extension of the repayment freeze until August 31. But Kelly expressed her frustration over it, calling AOC a “one-trick pony”, who is apparently doing all this to save Democrats from losing during the midterm elections in November.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a rally for immigration provisions to be included in the Build Back Better Act outside the U.S. Capitol December 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Progressive Democrats are urging the Senate to include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. in the Build Back Better Act. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The 51-year-old then went on to ask her guests if someone else paid for their education. ‘Ruthless’ co-host Comfortably Smug said he used to work as a bouncer at a college dive bar in New York City so that he can pay his tuition fees at a state school. He also noted: “Everyone else in this country has always figured out a way to budget for their education, and again, it’s progressivism masquerading as compassion. It’s a handout to the wealthiest, liberal, coastal... it’s like the liberal coastal elite embodied.”

Kelly also recalled her student days, saying her mother had to use all her dead father’s life insurance policy to pay for her and her siblings’ college fees. She said: “We weren’t rich to begin with. So it’s not like he had some big fat life insurance policy,” before noting, “he had, like, the bare minimum [life insurance] for when you’re in your 40’s and a professor.” The political commentator also added that apart from the insurance money, she and her elder siblings had to take loans to pay for their education.

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SiriusXM Host Megyn Kelly attends Coldplay Live At The Apollo Theater For SiriusXM And Pandora's Small Stage Series In Harlem, NY on September 23, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Kelly remarked, “So, do I think now that I would've been better if the federal government had stepped it? It would’ve been nice but I don’t think the neighbors should have to pay for my college education,” before adding: “There people are going to be...elite graduates who are going to spend their years in journalism trying to shame half of America for doing absolutely nothing wrong. Why should I be paying for their education? I don't want to!”

Meanwhile, AOC has reacted to Biden's extension plan of student loan repayments. She tweeted; “I think some folks read these extensions as savvy politics, but I don’t think those folks understand the panic and disorder it causes people to get so close to these deadlines just to extend the uncertainty. It doesn’t have the affect people think it does. We should cancel them.”

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) prepares to speak during a rally for immigration provisions to be included in the Build Back Better Act outside the U.S. Capitol December 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Progressive Democrats are urging the Senate to include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. in the Build Back Better Act. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Her Tuesday, April 5, tweet attracted a lot of comments with one saying, “I believe student loan payments are a big drag on the economy. It keeps debtors from buying homes, cars, etc. This is not the time to take any inflationary steps. But for the long run we sure need a process to lift some to that debt burden.” Another one tweeted: “I was just reviewing my bills with my wife lastnight to figure out where this money was going to come from since payments were due starting 5/1, only to learn less than 24 hrs later about the extension. There's no reason for these decisions to be dragged out like this!” “Imagine what will happen when our generation retires after all its would-be retirement money went to student loans instead. It will be bad for everybody if we allow student loan debt to swallow our generation. It serves only as a barrier to privileges we all deserve,” the third user added.

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