The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions delayed its vote on Betsy zdeVos from January 24 to January 31.

 

Maybe a few senators became indecisive when they saw how uninformed she was about the Department of Education, federal laws, and policies.

 

Maybe they were shocked to hear to hear her say that it was up to state’s to decide whether to comply with the federal law that protects the rights of students with disabilities.

 

Maybe they were surprised that she lied about being a member of her mother’s extremist, homophobic foundation for the past 14 years.

 

Maybe they hope to get a report on her financial conflicts of interest before approving her.

 

Maybe the two Republicans on the committee she hasn’t given money to are wavering.

 

Whatever the reason, the hearing demonstrated that she is unqualified for the job. She knows nothing other than  that she wants to destroy public education, and she thinks she has a religious mission to “advance God’s kingdom” by doing so. The last thing we need is a religious zealot as Secretary of Education.

 

Please write your senators and the members of the committee and urge them to vote NO on DeVos.