Reporter Corners Press Secretary With Damning Question On COVID ‘Emergency’ | Eastern North Carolina Now | Fox News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich cornered Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre during Thursday’s briefing, asking why the pandemic only seemed to be an “emergency” when it suited President Joe Biden’s agenda.

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    Fox News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich cornered Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre during Thursday's briefing, asking why the pandemic only seemed to be an "emergency" when it suited President Joe Biden's agenda.

    Heinrich noted that the Biden administration had argued - even in court - that the COVID "emergency" had passed when the goal was to lift Title 42 restrictions and allow illegal immigrants to flood across the U.S.-Mexico border. She then pointed out that the Biden administration was relying on a loose interpretation of the HEROES Act - and the ongoing COVID "emergency" to justify his sweeping plan to cancel billions of dollars worth of federal student debt.

    "I want to ask about the legal basis for canceling student debt," Heinrich began.

    "The HEROES Act hinges on student debt cancellation being tied to the pandemic and that being a national emergency, but the administration argued in court that the pandemic is over at the southern border to lift Title 42," she said. "It's so over that the government is going to stop buying vaccines in the fall and shift to the private sector. So, how is this a national emergency? How is COVID a national emergency when it comes to student debt?"

    "It's a very good question and I'm glad you asked it," Jean-Pierre replied, saying that the Biden administration had used the HEROES Act because there were still people who would "suffer" when the freeze on student loan repayment was lifted.

    She went on to say that some people might have been able to save money while those payments were paused, but that some would still have "a hard time" once the payment schedule was reinstated.

    "Because of the economy?" Heinrich asked.

    Jean-Pierre said that the people who were likely to struggle probably had been struggling prior to the pandemic because they were "in a different bracket," and had benefitted from the pause - but she made no move to address how skyrocketing inflation and gas prices might have impacted their ability to pick up their payments where they had left off two years ago.

    Jean-Pierre concluded by claiming - without offering any evidence of how the administration intended to implement reforms - that the plan had been undertaken in part to "reform the system" to help the first-responders who had suffered so much over the last two years.

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Are you in favor of the Joe Biden Executive Order, just weeks before the midterm elections, to shift the Higher Education debt, of up to $10,000.00 per individual, to the taxpayers of this Republic (estimated at 1/2 trillion)?
  Yes, it costs so much to go to college, and the right job is so hard to find in my focus of study.
  No, one's individual debt should be born by the beneficiary of that debt; certainly NOT by others that work to support their own families and pay their own debts, and their taxes.
  I am bereft of knowledge, so who cares?
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Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
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