America has a new Secretary of Education. Betsy Devos will now work to smash the destructive, counter-intuitive processes of Obama’s common core and return our students to an academic atmosphere that worked.
Vice President Mike Pence had the honor of casting the tie-breaking vote to seal the deal for Devos’ nomination.
The Hill has the story:
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education by the slimmest of margins, capping off a rocky, high-stakes fight for President Trump’s pick.
Vice President Mike Pence cast the rare deciding vote on DeVos, breaking a 50-50 tie after Republican Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) became the first senators to oppose a Trump Cabinet pick, joining all Democrats.
Pence is the first vice president ever to cast a decisive vote on a nominee. The last time a VP broke a tie in the Senate was 2008, when then-Vice President Dick Cheney voted on a tax adjustment plan.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made a failed 11th-hour plea Tuesday morning for a third Republican to buck DeVos and sink her nomination.
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
Hopefully, Democrats will stop crying, whining and throwing hissy fits and get back to work. I’ll also be glad to see the liberals in my Facebook feed stop complaining about her.
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