Betsy DeVos, President Trump's controversial pick for Secretary of Education, was just confirmed after VP Mike Pence cast an historic, tie-breaking vote in the Senate.
Vice President Pence casts the first tie-breaking vote in Senate confirmation history, and Betsy DeVos is confirmed.— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) February 7, 2017
I appreciate the Senate's diligence & am honored to serve as @usedgov Secretary. Let's improve options & outcomes for all US students.— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVos) February 7, 2017
DeVos has been highly scrutinized after videos of her confirmation hearings went viral.
"...a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies."— States United (@SUPGVNetwork) February 7, 2017
Ladies and gentlemen, your Education Secretary. pic.twitter.com/ENx5DxPQXi
What do you think about Betsy's confirmation as Secretary of Education?
Elementary math under Betsy Devos— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 7, 2017
Q: Ned and Sheryl each have 4 apples. Who has more apples?
A: Whomever Mike Pence decides has more apples.
Very important to get your DeVos jokes in while people can still read— Dan Sheehan (@ItsDanSheehan) February 7, 2017
As a child of public schools I am saddened by Betsy DeVos' confirmation— Ned Fulmer (@nedfulmer) February 7, 2017
betsy devos is a slap in the face to every hardworking teacher & every kid in public school. very sad day for the future of education.— Laci Green (@gogreen18) February 7, 2017