Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) said Joe Biden’s student debt relief plan is ripping off Americans and using their money to fund Karen’s daughter’s “title in lesbian dance theory.”

Boebert’s comments were made in part in response to comments by Biden at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Maryland on Thursday. The president lashed out at Donald Trump’s America First agenda and condemned the ideology as “semi-fascism.”  During his speech in Rockville, Biden said: “What we are seeing now is the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy.

“It’s not just Trump, it’s the whole philosophy behind him, I’ll say something, it’s like semi-fascism.”

Boebert responded to Biden’s comments during an appearance on Globe Live Media’ Hannity earlier this week. In the clip, Boebert said, “How the hell could Joe Biden call America First conservatives a threat to democracy with a straight face and a dry diaper?

“He is the one who has allowed millions to invade our southern border. He is the one who is stealing from working Americans to pay for Karen’s daughter’s degree in lesbian dance theory.”

Since it was uploaded by the Patriot Takes Twitter account on Saturday, August 27, the clip has been viewed more than 1 million times.

While lesbian dance theory is not an actual major, it has been used as an umbrella term for degrees that are perceived to be of little or no value to the student when entering the workforce. Boebert’s comments reflect how other Republican politicians have responded to Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan. Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday, “If you look at the statistics of freshmen who don’t finish college but take on student debt to experiment with college, if you start forgiving that first $10,000 for people, that only makes these unwise decisions better.

“We should have people who make more thoughtful decisions and apply sound economic principles as well as their personal circumstances. So you have justice and a much more economically literate electorate.”

According to the White House, the debt relief plan is targeted and will not benefit any “high-income individual or household” and ruled out people in the top 5 percent of income having access to it. Instead, the Department of Education (DoE) will offer $20,000 in debt cancellation to Pell Grant recipients with loans from the DoE. She added that there would be up to $10,000 in debt cancellation for non-Pell Grant recipients. Borrowers are eligible for this relief if their individual income is less than $125,000 ($250,000 for married couples). The federal student loan repayment pause will run until December 31, 2022. Those who have borrowed should expect to resume repayment in January 2023. The White House added: “According to an analysis by the Department of Education, the typical college student with loans now graduates with nearly $25,000 in debt.”

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