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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

GOP Confirms DeVos; Follow The Money


Donald Trump and his Vice President, Mike Pence, delivered on the confirmation of the nation's first Education Czar who should in no way even be allowed in the Department of Education. Pence cast the tie 50-50 in the US Senate while becoming the first VP in US history to cast a deciding vote.  

Betsy DeVos joins others in the Trump Administration who will deliver the nation to an 

American elitist form of fascism and non-service to the nation's less privileged. 

Let's take a look at the vote. Who voted and did they vote for confirmation (Affirmatively) or non-confirmation with a "No" vote.  Alas, the results are no surprise.  All Democrats voted against the confirmation (along with to women Republicans).  All remaining Republicans (men) voted to confirm's Minister of Education.  Wonder if Trump will force DeVos to adopt a more Russian form of national education?

Ffull list of Senate confirmation votes.
51 votes will ensure confirmation
Yes
51
No
50

Voted “yes”

R
Vice President Mike Pence 
R
Steve Daines Mont.
R
John Thune S.D.
R
Ron Johnson Wis.
R
Richard M. Burr N.C.
R
Jeff Sessions Ala.
R
Roger Wicker Miss.
R
Roy Blunt Mo.
R
Bob Corker Tenn.
R
Michael B. Enzi Wyo.
R
John Barrasso Wyo.
R
Dean Heller Nev.
R
Rob Portman Ohio
R
Bill Cassidy La.
R
John McCain Ariz.
R
Richard C. Shelby Ala.
R
Mike Lee Utah
R
Ted Cruz Tex.
R
Dan Sullivan Alaska
R
Cory Gardner Colo.
R
Rand Paul Ky.
R
Deb Fischer Neb.
R
Lindsey Graham S.C.
R
James M. Inhofe Okla.
R
Jim Risch Idaho
R
James Lankford Okla.
R
Jerry Moran Kan.
R
Patrick J. Toomey Pa.
R
Joni Ernst Iowa
R
Tom Cotton Ark.
R
Michael Rounds S.D.
R
Thad Cochran Miss.
R
Mitch McConnell Ky.
R
Michael D. Crapo Idaho
R
John Hoeven N.D.
R
Pat Roberts Kan.
R
Shelley Moore Capito W.Va.
R
Orrin G. Hatch Utah
R
John Kennedy La.
R
Thom Tillis N.C.
R
Todd Young Ind.
R
Jeff Flake Ariz.
R
Tim Scott S.C.
R
Ben Sasse Neb.
R
Marco Rubio Fla.
R
David Perdue Ga.
R
Johnny Isakson Ga.
R
Charles E. Grassley Iowa
R
John Cornyn Tex.
R
John Boozman Ark.
R
Lamar Alexander Tenn.

Voted “no”

R
Susan Collins Me.
R
Lisa Murkowski Alaska
D
Richard Blumenthal Conn.
D
Heidi Heitkamp N.D.
D
Joe Manchin III W.Va.
D
Robert Menendez N.J.
D
Maria Cantwell Wash.
D
Benjamin L. Cardin Md.
D
Bill Nelson Fla.
D
Gary Peters Mich.
D
Kamala Harris Calif.
D
Dianne Feinstein Calif.
D
Patrick J. Leahy Vt.
D
Mazie K. Hirono Hawaii
D
Claire McCaskill Mo.
D
Ron Wyden Ore.
D
Mark Warner Va.
D
Martin Heinrich N.M.
D
Tim Kaine Va.
D
Maggie Hassan N.H.
D
Cory Booker N.J.
D
Joe Donnelly Ind.
D
Thomas R. Carper Del.
D
Christopher S. Murphy Conn.
D
Jeff Merkley Ore.
D
Chris Van Hollen Md.
D
Michael Bennet Colo.
D
Jon Tester Mont.
D
Tom Udall N.M.
D
Jack Reed R.I.
D
Debbie Stabenow Mich.
D
Amy Klobuchar Minn.
D
Bob Casey Pa.
D
Sherrod Brown Ohio
D
Sheldon Whitehouse R.I.
D
Elizabeth Warren Mass.
D
Jeanne Shaheen N.H.
D
Chuck Schumer N.Y.
D
Brian Schatz Hawaii
D
Patty Murray Wash.
D
Edward J. Markey Mass.
D
Kirsten Gillibrand N.Y.
D
Al Franken Minn.
D
Richard J. Durbin Ill.
D
Tammy Duckworth Ill.
D
Catherine Cortez Masto Nev.
D
Chris Coons Del.
D
Tammy Baldwin Wis.
I
Bernie Sanders Vt.
I
Angus King Me.

What follows should surprise no one.  First, the Senators who voted to confirm Trumps Minister of Education live in an upper crust of millionaires who throughout their families avoid any form of public education like avoiding a lie detector assessment.  But, take a look at how the uber wealthy DeVos lavished money on the very people who would cast votes for her confirmation. 
After a particularly controversial confirmation hearing, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos to lead the Education Department in a 50-50 vote on Tuesday, tipped by an unprecedented tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Mike Pence.

Just going to leave this right here.

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Now let's look at what one could only call an oligarch in Russia.

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Your GOP vote, your third party vote, your non-vote in the fall elections...gave the nation more Republican privilege which will impact our children.

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