Today, the Senate narrowly confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, with VP Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Democrats fought hard against the wealthy GOP donor, staying up all night to read letters from constituents in an effort to eke out just one more vote, which was all that was needed from Republicans to block DeVos. And DeVos’s history of opposing LGBT equality for kids is just the tip of this disastrous iceberg.
On her first day as Secretary of Education, DeVos tweeted about finding “the pencils” at public schools. Here is just a sample of the Twitter fury she got in response. (Yes, there were grizzly memes involved.)
The Senate is holding their final vote for DeVos right now. All the Dems have assured their constituents that they’ll vote NO and two Reps have publicly denounced her. It’s up to 1 vote… I can’t watch.
My mom is a teacher. She sent a letter to Senator Richard Burr asking him to vote no on Betsy DeVos. He responded with this letter. His persuasive writing style needs some serious work, so my mom got out the red pen. She tweeted this picture to him. No response from Burr.