CNN’s Dana Bash Leaves Elizabeth Warren Speechless

CNN host Dana Bash left Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) scrambling for a Democrat Party-approved answer to a question about President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan, pointing to concerns about how it does not address the “exorbitant” cost of attending college.

During the segment on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Bash pushed the Democrat senator on whether she thinks Biden’s plan to forgive $10,000-$20,000 of student debt per American — for those who meet the requirements — is fair to Americans who have worked hard to pay off their student loans or didn’t go into debt for college in the first place.

Rather than actually addressing the issue and the concerns of those citizens, Warren launched into her often-cited sob story about her college days, attempting to use her overly-emotive theatrics to distract from the topic.

The CNN host asked Warren what she would say to Americans who think student loan forgiveness is “really not fair” and who argue that the government is not assisting people with “other struggles.” Her response was a well-rehearsed diatribe about her “daddy” who “ended up as a janitor” and didn’t have the money to make her dreams of being a “public school teacher” come true.

“But I found a public university that cost 50 dollars a semester, and for a price I could pay for on a part-time waitressing job, I finished a four-year diploma. I became a special education teacher and it opened a million doors for me. That opportunity is not out there today for any of our kids,” the Massachusetts senator preached.

“Our public education system is no longer creating opportunities for kids like me and other kids whose families can’t afford to write a check,” Warren added. “Instead, we’re saying to these young people, you’ve got to get an education, but we are going to wrap the chains of debt around you, and for many, you’re going to be paying it for decades into the future, including getting Social Security checks garnished. That’s not the America we want. We want to be an America of opportunity.”

Bash then interrupted the senator’s speech, flipping the script and leaving Warren speechless with one simple statement.

“Yeah, but I’m not sure that relieving this amount of debt changes the cost of college,” the CNN host noted. “The cost of college is still exorbitant.”

Following several seconds of stunned silence — which was even more satisfying when combined with the priceless deer-in-the-headlights expression on Warren’s face — the senator managed to find a response to Bash’s comments.

Of course, she still didn’t actually address the problem, and instead chose to find someone to blame for the exorbitant cost of college — not the colleges that keep increasing the price, but instead blaming the American taxpayers.

“Well, look, part of what [student loan forgiveness] does is it deals with the debt that has been built up because the cost of college has gone up because taxpayers have made fewer investments in our public colleges and universities,” Warren stammered.

BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared a clip from the interview on his YouTube channel.