Two GOP Senators broke ranks and voted against President Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, and now we know why.
Conservatives across the nation have been quite pleased with the nomination of DeVos since she has actual solutions to our utterly horrible education system, so it was a total head scratcher when Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted against her nomination. The two Senators have since tried to claim their objections rest in principles, but that’s not the case at all.
Apparently, they’re a part of the swamp that needs draining, which was exposed by Jazz Shaw from Hot Air.
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Yesterday, Ed gave an excellent review of the tenuous position Betsy DeVos is in when we come to a vote on her confirmation as the next head of the Department of Education. What might have been another close, but doable vote in the Senate has been placed in jeopardy by the decision of Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to vote against DeVos, leaving us with the possibility that Vice President Mike Pence might have to break the tie. (This, I believe, would be a first in American history for cabinet appointments.)
So how did these two arrive at that decision? A bit of checking over at the Daily Caller quickly found that both of these senators have been in the good graces of the teachers unions for quite a while now. This is a bit of an aberration when compared to the vast majority of their GOP colleagues.
Murkowski was endorsed by the Alaska chapter of the National Education Association (NEA) in her 2016 campaign for Senate. The group, which represents 12,000 members who work in Alaska’s public schools, praised Murkowski for her “consistent commitment to improving public education.”
Collins, who has served in the Senate since 1997, received an “A” grade from the National Educators Association (NEA)in 2008. The “A” grade is the highest possible, according to the senator’s own press release. It is based on her voting record and “her co-sponsorship of legislation critical to NEA’s identified legislative priorities.” The “A” rating was also the result of “effective behind-the-scenes advocacy.”
Nice, isn’t it? They’d have us believe that their opposition is just, but it’s not.
Just like most every other politician in Washington, they’re bought and paid for by special interests, so they’re beholden to those paying their way. DeVos is more than qualified for the position, but these two traitorous Senators are selling out to keep the cash flowing into their coffers.
While Devos will more than likely end up being confirmed for the position, these two may have just made a grave mistake. After all, America is tired of crooked politicians selling us out, so they may just find themselves in an uphill battle the next time election season comes around.