One of the most hopeful signs of the incoming Trump administration has been the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.
As many of you know, De Vos has spent much of her life — and her money — helping poor kids gain access to better schools. DeVos is a reformer and an unapologetic and effective advocate for school choice. . And, that’s exactly why the left is pulling out all the stops to derail her nomination. For more on why the Left wants to take out Betsy DeVos see Who’s Afraid of Betsy DeVos? from the Wall Street Journal (subscription may be required).
Over the next couple of days the Left will portray Betsy DeVos as evil and unqualified. Her crime? Helping poor kids get access to a better education.
It’s interesting; the confirmation hearing was moved back a week allegedly because Democratic senators wanted more time to review the millions in political contributions DeVos has made to sitting politicians and superPACs. The real reason? The Left wanted more time to assemble a hit squad.
The the time of the confirmation hearing is also noteworthy; 5 pm, today. That leads me to believe Republicans expect a bruising battle and want to do all they can to keep the circus off the evening news.
DeVos is a woman with convictions, a fighter and a tireless champion for vouchers and charter schools. Offenses that will never be tolerated by the teacher’s unions and radical public school advocates.