Lawmakers held the floor of the US Senate late Monday night in an eleventh-hour effort to tank the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos.
Democratic senators railed against DeVos on the Senate floor and on social media, calling her unfit to oversee the nation’s education system. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota called DeVos “fundamentally incompetent” on Monday.
“This is not a job for amateurs,” Franken said. The senator challenged DeVos last month, when DeVos appeared to become confused during a line of questioning from Franken.
Kamala Harris, a freshman senator from California and former state attorney general read more >>>