Once again, Hollywood’s elite have been outspoken about their political views, and this time, Betsy DeVos was under fire.
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On Tuesday, DeVos, a billionaire businesswoman with no prior education experience, was confirmed as Secretary of Education after a tie vote from the Senate was broken by Vice President Mike Pence.
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Following the confirmation, Twitter practically went up in flames criticizing the decision.
The DeVos pledge: If your senator voted YES, you pledge to vote AGAINST them in the next election and to donate to their opponent. Please RT
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 7, 2017
Elementary math under Betsy Devos
Q: Ned and Sheryl each have 4 apples. Who has more apples?
A: Whomever Mike Pence decides has more apples.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 7, 2017
Rejecting DeVos was the GOP's easiest way to say "Mr Prez, let's take this slow, we got 4 yrs". Instead they declared war on our children.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) February 7, 2017
Welp, they confirmed #DeVos. A billionaire with NO knowledge of the public education system is the Secretary of Education.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) February 7, 2017
By the way, DeVos is 100% courtesy of Mike Pence. You think Trump gives a shit about charter schools?
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) February 7, 2017
Knew DeVos would get in & still like pic.twitter.com/KAfLCBBNIQ
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) February 7, 2017
She got in. Anybody want to start a school? On Mars? #DeVos
— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) February 7, 2017
Epic fail. #DeVos
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) February 7, 2017
Yeah, they are not happy.
(h/t Too Fab)