elizabeth warren to betsy devos: “i don’t see how you can be the secretary of education”

January 18, 2017

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tore up terrifyingly clueless Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos yesterday during the billionaire’s Committee Hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension. One of Trump’s many controversial nominees, DeVos has no personal experience with the department she’d be running. In this case, Sen. Warren took aim at the education “activist” lack of experience with public schools, student loans or Pell Grants; as a student or parent. Seemingly unaware of the regulatory policies, tools, resources and structures in place Department of Education already, DeVos’ under qualifications and, frankly, ignorance of the job itself became crystal clear. Watch the clip down below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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