Two GOP Senators Just Became A Crucial Key In Keeping Betsy DeVos From Becoming Secretary Of Education
Two Republican Senators stated their opinion on Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Both Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska opposed DeVos to run the Department of Education.
Collins said in the statement, “this is not a decision I make lightly. I have a great deal of respect for Mrs. DeVos. I will not, can not vote to confirm her.”
It has also been presumed that DeVos will not be receiving any votes from Democrats after Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia announce his opposition to DeVos.
With both the votes from Collins and Murkowski the expected tally is 50-50, which means Vice President Mike Pence would have to cast the tie-breaking vote.
If one more Republican votes against DeVos she will not become Secretary of Education and her nomination would be terminated.
DeVos did have a very shaky confirmation hearing where she dodged a lot of questions and said guns in schools would be a good thing as they would protect students from “grizzly bears.”
Sean Spicer has said that he is 100% confident that DeVos will be the next Secretary of Education. “I have 100 percent confidence she will be the next secretary of Education,” he said, later adding, “I think that the games being played with Betsy DeVos are sad.”