“The View” Slams Betsy DeVos, Education Secretary Nominee (VIDEO)
“The View” co-hosts slammed Betsy DeVos, the nominee for education secretary, on Tuesday’s show. Check out the video below.
DeVos, nominated by President Trump, will have her final confirmation hearing today, amid protests from constituents against her getting the job. Whoopi Goldberg noted that some have had trouble reaching their representatives, and complained, “We have put each of these people in office. Why can’t we get a hold of them?… You know why people are reaching out to you.”
Jedediah Bila was the first to go hard on DeVos, saying, “I feel very passionately about this. I’ve spoken to a lot of conservatives online, who don’t like her, who feel Republicans did not do their homework… This is a woman who was on the wrong side of the Common Core battle.” She added, “If you care about school choice, if you care about limited government… this is not your woman.”
Both Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin called DeVos out for being against public education, with Sara Haines questioning how she can “oversee” this department. And Goldberg stressed that there’s two female Republican senators who have spoken out against DeVos, and noted that one more needs to join them.
“Show them some respect,” the moderator demanded. “If these two women are saying, ‘Listen, this isn’t a good idea,’ one of you Republicans, one of you grow a nut and step out, because this is not right.” Bila added, “No matter what side of the argument you fall on here, this woman is a chameleon. She doesn’t stand for anything. She is not fit for this job.”
She even said to Republicans, “You didn’t do your homework when it came to who you nominated for president, and look what happened!” Watch below. UPDATE: Celebrities are reacting to DeVos being confirmed.