Senator Joni Ernst Explains Support of Betsy DeVos
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Betsy DeVos was confirmed on Tuesday morning by the US Senate to become the next U.S. Secretary of Education in a very close vote. The final vote for DeVos was split 50-50 with two Republicans joining all 48 Democrats to oppose her. Vice President Mike Pence cast a historic tie-breaking vote in favor of DeVos. Both Iowa Senators, Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst, voted in favor of DeVos. Senator Ernst released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon explaining her decision: