Saturday, January 21, 2017

Michael Moore calls for mass opposition to Betsy DeVos as pushback against Trump’s education pick grows - The Washington Post

Michael Moore calls for mass opposition to Betsy DeVos as pushback against Trump’s education pick grows - The Washington Post:

Michael Moore calls for mass opposition to Betsy DeVos as pushback against Trump’s education pick grows

Filmmaker Michael Moore told the crowd assembled for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday morning that they should make their top priority opposing the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee to run the Education Department, Betsy DeVos.
“On Monday, call (202) 225-3121. Call your representative and your two Senators, and number one we do not accept Betty DeVos as our secretary of education,” Moore said. “That’s day one. Make it part of your daily routine.”
After a highly contentious Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, during which she displayed a lack of understanding of basic education issues, DeVos is facing growing opposition to her nomination as President Trump’s education secretary — including from groups that largely support the same issues she does. And now she will have to wait longer than expected for the Senate education committee to decide on her confirmation: Shortly after her ethics review was made public Friday, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), moved the vote back one week amid calls from Democrats for more time to vet her.
Opposition to DeVos’s nomination has been growing since her Jan. 17 Senate committee confirmation hearing, where, under tough questioning, she raised concerns among Democrats with her answers about special education funding, guns in schools, and her position on whether to continue the department’s aggressive stance against sexual assault. A handful of petitions have been gathering a mountain of signatures against her confirmation, including one by the Michael Moore calls for mass opposition to Betsy DeVos as pushback against Trump’s education pick grows - The Washington Post:

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