President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate with a 51-50 vote. Vice President Mike Pence rushed to the rescue to break the tie on the Senate floor.
Criticisms of Betsy DeVos are that she has zero experience with public schools, and famously called them a "dead end." She is a champion of charter schools, which some say has turned children's education into for-profit enterprise. Her only relevant activity is donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican Senators, which has proven to be more important to the people in power than the hundreds of thousands of calls from constituents.
Let us mourn. But, you know, with jokes. Here's how Twitter is reacting to Betsy Devos being confirmed as Secretary of Education:
CONFIRMED:— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) February 7, 2017
A) Betsy Devos
B) that there is no actual bottom to the pit of "unqualified" before anyone in the GOP grows integrity or balls.
*corporate rep auditing 4th grade*— your pal (@MikeOdenthal) February 7, 2017
"Fuck division, honestly. But Barq's is our sponsor, so you have to incorporate root beer, in the math"
"If Betsy DeVos can be Education Secretary, then I can certainly do whatever the fuck it is you do here." My cover letter, in perpetuity. https://t.co/y7VFtQe1GT— Matthew Monagle (@LabSplice) February 7, 2017
the only question that Betsy Devos satisfactorily answered during her senate hearings: What if Sarah Palin had been born a billionaire?— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) February 7, 2017
In DeVos's defense, maybe poor children WOULD make good classroom ottomans for wealthier ones.— River Clegg (@RiverClegg) February 7, 2017
Congratulations, Republican senators. You only care about kids as long as they're fetuses. #DeVos— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) February 7, 2017
DeVos is my birth control.— Giulia Rozzi (@GiuliaRozzi) February 7, 2017
got this exclusive pic from the devos confirmation hearing pic.twitter.com/dZmuQJNAh7— end of nature (@icelandicsaga) February 7, 2017
How about instead of a tie breaker Betsy DeVos has to fight a grizzly bear and the one who survives gets to be Secretary of Education.— april lavalle (@imatoofbrush) February 7, 2017
You just know DeVos only wants to be Secretary of Education so she can trap some of those kids in her gingerbread house.— Myka Fox (@MykaFox) February 7, 2017
so happy my tax dollars will go to McJesus High where the wealthy spawn of radical christians will be taught dinosaurs didn't fit on the ark— John DeVore (@JohnDeVore) February 7, 2017
Betsy DeVos proves that in America, you can be anything! Sorry, I misspelled that. Buy. In America, you can buy anything.— move your feet katie (@katefeetie) February 7, 2017
*see that Betsy DeVos got job after donating tons of money to politicians*— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) February 7, 2017
ME: Yes, Greenpeace? I donated $20 last year. Give me my whale
Very important to get your DeVos jokes in while people can still read— Dan Sheehan (@ItsDanSheehan) February 7, 2017
PENCE: Before I vote could you demonstrate your math skills?— Todd 'Papi' Carlos (@TheToddWilliams) February 7, 2017
DeVOS: Sure…If I gave a Republican $100,000 and t—
PENCE: I've heard enough…YES
Well, public school is going to be replaced by a giant hamster maze and federal student loans are going to be diverted to paint trees gold.— Alison Leiby (@AlisonLeiby) February 7, 2017
Maybe they're right and that public education is a waste of money anyway this woman hates her husband and it's costing us $300 million. pic.twitter.com/c20fT3JYR0— Timothy Simons (@timothycsimons) February 7, 2017
DeVos will make sure kids learn the three R's: Reading, Writing, and Republican donoring.— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) February 7, 2017
Elementary math under Betsy Devos— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 7, 2017
Q: Ned and Sheryl each have 4 apples. Who has more apples?
A: Whomever Mike Pence decides has more apples.