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Elizabeth Warren Just Scorched Betsy DeVos At Confirmation Hearing

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Elizabeth Warren Just Scorched Betsy DeVos At Confirmation Hearing

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren grilled Donald Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos on Tuesday. The Massachusetts’ Senator went directly at DeVos’ lack of experience with student loans, Pell Grants and public education, making the billionaire’s lack of qualification painfully obvious.

DeVos controversial nomination has been met with opposition from Democrats and education activists who argue that her role leading the nation’s education policy could be a threat to civil rights. She’s been a longtime proponent of measures that would require all children to attend Christian schools and has donated millions to conservative politicians and causes, including programs that fight against marriage equality and LGBTQ rights.

“I don’t see how you can be the secretary of education,” Warren told DeVos during her hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

After the hearing, Sen. Warren posted on her Facebook page: “Tonight at her confirmation hearing, I asked Betsy DeVos a straightforward set of questions about her education experience and commitment to protecting students cheated by for-profit colleges. If Betsy DeVos can’t commit to using the Department of Education’s many tools and resources to protect students from fraud, I don’t see how she can be the Secretary of Education.”

Watch the exchange in the video below.

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