During a recent appearance on Newsmax, Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene criticized President Joe Biden’s student-loan-forgiveness plan, saying it’s “completely unfair.” But according to reports, her own company had $183,504 worth of Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven in 2020.
Greene’s comments come after the Biden administration announced plans to forgive $10,000 of student debt for most borrowers. On Newsmax, she said that she always opposed Biden’s plans, saying, “There should not be a system in place that allows them and encourages them to pile up massive debt in these big colleges and universities.”
Data from ProPublica shows that Taylor Green was one of several Republican members of Congress who had private loans forgiven.
The official Twitter account for the White House wanted to drive the point home, and retweeted a clip of Greene’s interview along with the caption: “Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had $183,504 in PPP loans forgiven.”
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had $183,504 in PPP loans forgiven.https://t.co/4FoCymt8TB
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 25, 2022
Beneath the tweet, the White House added more examples of Republican lawmakers who’ve had government loans forgiven. It should be noted that if the recipient of the loans uses the money to fund their business, the loans are automatically forgiven.