Sen. Maggie Hassan says the Senate should block Betsy DeVos

Sen. Maggie Hassan says the Senate ought to block Betsy DeVos from changing into President Trump’s Schooling secretary.

“I hope there’s one other senator prepared to interrupt with the president and vote towards this woefully unqualified nominee,” she mentioned in a Friday New York Instances op-ed. “We should take heed to the 1000’s talking up for our kids and the general public training system that serves all Individuals.”

She wants simply 50 GOP senators to again her, which might enable Vice President Pence to solid a tie-breaking vote.

DeVos has encountered fierce opposition, and Hassan criticized her help for personal college vouchers.

“As an alternative of supporting public faculties, Ms. DeVos has supported voucher methods that divert taxpayer to non-public, non secular and for-profit faculties with out necessities for accountability,” she mentioned.

The Senate superior DeVos’s nomination 52-48 early Friday, with no Democrats voting sure for the Republican mega-donor.