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Jerry Nadler ties monkeypox to COVID-19 in demanding Biden cancel student debt
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Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., on Monday tied the monkeypox outbreak with the COVID-19 pandemic in arguing for the complete cancellation of U.S. student debt.
"With student loan repayments set to resume on August 31st and COVID-19 and Monkeypox cases on the rise, I once again request that @POTUS extends the payment pause and issues an executive order to cancel student debt," Nadler tweeted.
The tweet was met with widespread confusion about how monkeypox and student debt are related.
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Nadler’s office did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for clarification.
Nadler appears to be equating the recent monkeypox outbreak with the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why student loan repayments were paused in the first place under the Trump administration. The pause has been extended multiple times since, and is set to expire at the end of this month.