Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) slapped down a proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to put the taxpayer on the hook for more than a trillion of student loan debt.
"Student loan debt is crushing millions of families," said Warren in her tweet.
"That's why I'm calling for something truly transformational," she continued. "Universal free college and the cancellation of debt for more than 95% of Americans with student loan debt."
Crenshaw shot down the proposal and explained why he thought her policy was "terribly clumsy" and unfair.
"Loan forgiveness for people making up to $250k?" Crenshaw responded with a link to Warren's tweet.
"This plan effectively asks all Americans," he continued, "many of whom never got a degree, to give their tax dollars to people who CHOSE to take out a student loan so that they COULD get a job paying $250k a year."
Loan forgiveness for people making up to $250k? This plan effectively asks all Americans, many of whom never got a… https://t.co/tYHJ11A5ey— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@Rep. Dan Crenshaw)1556039558.0
"Terribly clumsy & unfair policy," he concluded.
Warren's presidential campaign has been struggling to gain traction, causing some of her supporters to claim that sexism is keeping voters and Democrats from taking her seriously.
Here's a discussion of Warren's proposal:
Elizabeth Warren looks to erase student loan debt www.youtube.com