Republican senator booed for defending Betsy DeVos at a town hall in Iowa


Republican senator booed for defending Betsy DeVos at a town hall in Iowa

Sen. Joni Ernst sat on the stage at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, nothing but a table and a few bottles of water between her and an auditorium-full of constituent angst.
The chilliest response came after a question about Betsy DeVos, who was confirmed as education secretary in a historic tiebreaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. In the vote, two Republicans voted with the 48 Democrats, saying they didn’t think DeVos was qualified for the job.
Ernst, who voted for DeVos, said the Michigan billionaire “was carefully vetted. She supports all types of education. I support all types of …

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