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(RepublicanWire.org) – West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is weighing in with criticism against President Joe Biden’s college debt relief plan, joining other centrists who have taken shots at the move.

‘I just think there’s a better way to do it. You have to earn it,’ he told reporters in the Capitol Tuesday, joining GOP criticism of the plan that wipes away college loans for people who meet income thresholds.

Manchin provided crucial support for Biden’s Inflation Adjustment Act, which the White House sold in part by pointing to an expected $300 billion in debt relief funded in part through a new surtax on stock buybacks.

Biden gave him the pen when he inked the deal into law, and had Manchin back at the White House last week for another event.

His last-minute deal with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer brought the final package together.

Manchin also called the debt forgiveness program, which Biden undertook using executive authority that could bring a legal challenge, ‘excessive,’ Business Insider reported.

Now he is adding criticism to that of other Democrats to Biden’s plan, which provides up to $10,000 in student loan debt relief to individuals earning up to $125,000, with up to $20,000 in relief for Pell Grant recipients.

Among the first to take a shot at the proposal was Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, who is in a tight race against Trump-backed Senate candidate J.D. Vance in Ohio.

‘As someone who’s paying off my own family’s student loans, I know the costs of higher education are too high,’ Ryan said late last month. ‘And while there’s no doubt that a college education should be about opening opportunities, waiving debt for those already on a trajectory to financial security sends the wrong message to the millions of Ohioans without a degree working just as hard to make ends meet.’

‘While immediate relief to families is important, one-time debt cancellation does not solve the underlying problem,’ said Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who is up for reelection late last month after Biden announced the plan.

The White House did not have a cost estimate when it first announced the move, citing uncertainty about how many borrowers would participate, then eventually came out with an estimate that it might cost $240 billion over a decade.

Some outside analysts quickly said it could cost up to $500 billion, while the Penn Wharton model predicts it could cost up to $1 trillion.

Voters were split 48-43 on Biden’s plan, according to a Politico / Morning Consult poll last week.

Biden announced the plan last month to address cumulative student loan debt that has ballooned to $1.6 trillion and impacts 45 million borrowers, according to the White House.

(RepublicanWire.org) – A tweet from former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is going viral after she argues transgender women are not women.

The original tweet from a feminist group claimed, “that trans women are indeed women.”

In response to a tweet that reads Kelly fired back saying, “No they aren’t.”

Kelly also insists, “There are massive differences between women and trans women. We can be respectful to people while not abandoning reality,” Kelly said.

Kelly also recently blasted the University of Pennsylvania after it nominated Lia Thomas, a biological male who identifies as a female, as NCAA’s “Woman of the Year,” calling the move a “disgrace.”

“After a season of dumping on its female swimmers, forcing them to compete against a biological man who now says he is a woman, forcing them to share a locker room with said swimmer, dismissing their and their parents’ concerns summarily at every turn, even telling the female swimmers what they needed if they objected to the trans swimmer was therapy,” said Kelly.

“The university now sticks a final thumb in the woman’s eyes, nominating this trans swimmer who goes by the name Lia Thomas as the University of Pennsylvania’s NCAA ‘Woman of the Year.’ This is a disgrace,” Kelly claimed. “Lia Thomas is not a woman.”

“Lia Thomas is a trans woman who lived the first 20 years of her life as Will Thomas, a man,” Kelly continued. “She only decided to transition in 2020, after swimming three seasons as a middling competitor on the men’s team, ranking in the mid 500s. On the woman’s team, the very next year, ranked number one.”

The host then asked her audience how a person who lives “20 years as a man, two as a woman” winds up anyone’s “woman of the year?” She said it must be “some kind of sick joke meant to increase resentment towards trans people.”

Kelly went on to say she believes President Joe Biden’s administration has already signaled its plan to push reforms of Title IX, including “making the girls team accept biological men, who say they are trans women.”

The host then laid out her case against the university, noting that the UPenn biological women swimmers “worked hard as young girls to make it in swimming, to make it to Ivy League swimming.”

“I mean not for not nothing, but they swam with growing breasts, growing hips, more fat on their bodies, less upper body strength, than their male competitors,” the former Fox News host pointed out. “They swam with shorter legs…thinner and weaker muscles than the boys. They swam with periods, and cramps, and bloating.”

“And the women on that team and the others at the college level did it all despite these relative physical disadvantages when compared to their male colleagues,” she added. “Then at UPenn in the course of one year, they saw their medals, first place finishes, NCAA tournament spots, and records stolen from them by a person who was a crappy male swimmer on the men’s team months earlier.”

Kelly then concluded her monologue by noting that UPenn is “ready to shive Thomas’ female teammates” with the “Woman of the Year” nomination.

“Lia Thomas is not woman of the year,” Kelly said. “That title belongs to one of the women who dealt with all the physical and emotional challenges and opportunities that come with being an actual woman…Not to a six-foot-three biological man who, within the last two years, declared that he was a woman. Period.”