I grew up in Ct when it was as squeaky clean as Vermont. Now it is right up there with MA, IL, MD, LA, as leaders of corruption. Sen. Blumenthal lied on his resume -- they did not care and elected him anyway. Now they have this Murphy dude. He has four pinocchios from the Post regarding his mendacity regarding gun violence in schools. We need to be teaching our children that America is the first and purest republican democracy. We need to explain to them the the Constitution was written by the representatives of Sovereign States to protect the people from the natural tendency of government towards Tyranny. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting and fishing. It is about keeping an appropriate level of fear in our government that if they trend towards tyranny, they will have a fight on their hands. I am a Brown grad, but would gladly die to spare future generations from dominance by the government. It is on it's way. It had better be careful.
We all know the truth!
It is a major long term aim of US conservatives to dismantle the public school system and replace it with private religious schools and "home schooling" where parents can choose the ideological indoctrination of their children. Conservatives have succeeded in creating an "alternative media" propaganda tool and nest they are going after education.
WHAT THE FUCK IS SHE TALKING ABOUT, SOMEONE SEND HER ASS BACK TO SCHOOL, SHE MADE MY DUMB ASS SMART LMAO, LMAO
Well how's the liberals ways working for them, look at Detroit, they need to confirm her and shut up., She will be a part in making America great again.
From now on my stock answer to a question I do not know the answer to will be, possibly in the case of Grizzly bears.
next up, more gun violence! oh, and then trump will blame terrorist and the media
This woman is full of shit
So uh... with DeVos around, am I still gonna be able to go to a public school?
As an educator. I'm embarrassed that she's left to make education judgements.
Any Trumptards wanna defend this?
how can you take her face seriously ...you can see right thru the bull shit!
FUCK THIS TRUMP NOMINEE, SCUM JUST LIKE HIM
Looks like it doesn't bleed enough as those children who got shot and later died. She's unfit and she should see that. If she had any self respect for herself, she would just walk out of that room and never return.
America you are fucked.
WHY IN THE ACTUAL FUCK IS THIS LADY EVEN AROUND! GTFO!
DeVos donated fantastical amounts of money to the Republican party. The usual response to this is -- appointment to a fancy board, or an ambassadorship, or being nominated to be the Secretary of [fill in the blank].
ПО МОЕМУ ЭТИ СЫТЫЕ ЛОЩЕНЫЕ ЕБАЛЬНИКИ СЕНАТОРОВ ЗАБЫЛИ КТО ЗАРАБАТЫВАЕМ ИМ НА ШКОЛЫ........А ОРУЖИЕ ДОЛЖНО БЫТЬ ВЕЗДЕ- И ШКОЛА, КАМПУС НЕ ИСКЛЮЧЕНИЕ.
I wonder if she went to bed thinking, "wtf did I get myself into" If ppl like her can get the job then anybody should be qualified for anything. Just bullshit through the interview and shit your pants on day one. Bit like what Trump did 😁😁
Omfg I know this women didn't mention guns to protect form bears 😲 wow America just scooped to a lower level 😲😲😲😲
It appears Trump is draining the so called swamp in order to refil it his own carefully selected rancid filth.
Republicans must be ashamed of DeVos.
Just look at the evil in these peoples face old wrinkled up hags and sissy boy their life has to be horrible triggered since November 8th and still triggered so they are going to bash and humiliate anything associated with Trump unless it's somebody bashing trump then watch their demeanor change and the smiles appear and they look fresh. Not dead souls like they do here
SOME ONE STOP THIS CREATIONIST COUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This bitch, is another puppet of trump and putin
I know Scandinavia is different from the US, but I would be emberassed if my country nominated a person like this for Sec. of Administration. Grizzlybears appearing near schools? Its just riddicolous.. Btw well done to Sen Murphy!
What is the point of this interview? What if she said," Meh." to all the questions? Will she be barred from getting the job? I honestly don't understand.
The USA have never fallen this deep.I'm truely sorry for the american people.
Yet another clueless billionaire playing politician just for something to do. Disgraceful!
I think this is all a joke. It must be.
I don't understand how Mrs DeVos can say the things she said, never giving a single democrat a straight answer to a question. I can't blame her, I don't like the establishment democrats lately, but of the roughly 2 hours I watched of this hearing, it's plain as day to see, from a non partisan view that Mrs DeVos is unqualified for the job she was picked, and the question should be raised of why exactly she was vetted into this role? We obviously know why, but I'd like to hear Trumps staff give another reason other than money so people can rip that credibility to shreds. Nominating this woman as the secretary of education is guaranteeing the majority of schools will either be defunded for refusing to change evolution to creationism or treated as a marketplace for investors and owners to take taxpayer public educational funding from the public schools to line their own pockets. We as a country should never look at education as a profitable business unless that profit is quality of education, which in the long term pays for itself many times over, by sending kids to college and getting a degree. She will not commit to following sexual assault laws already in place to protect the victim and prosecute the perpetrator. She will not commit to safeguard laws already in place to protect children with disabilities. She will not commit to refusing federal and state taxpayer money to for profit colleges who essentially scam their "students" out of a qualify education and a pile of money at the same time. She was clueless to speaker Frankin's questions about debates on the best way to measure a students performance, and that of the teacher as well. Proficiency or growth. Had no clue. She grinned gleefully as speaker Sanders reminded her that she and her family have donated over 200 million dollars to republicans as a lobbyist. I'm dumbfounded that nobody on Trumps staff recognized her obviously unqualified to be selected for this very important cabinet member who's damage done to Trumps presidency costs more than Mrs DeVos and her family contributed to republican PAC's. This woman cannot and should not have this job.
Politics aside, she just doesn't have the depth of knowledge on how the education system works. this is a job interview and she's not showing herself to be an ideal candidate. "I support accountability" is not and not answer.
My school had armed police officers guarding us. I see nothing wrong with that especially with the amount of mass shootings. I agree with everything else though. This lady is way out of touch
Grizzly bears should be in schools to protect students from guns!
She really has no idea how the real world works...
Wow...these questions and comments are positive proof that liberalism is clearly a mental disease.
It sounds like DeVos is about as intelligent as Sarah Palin...this is really disheartening to watch....ughhh and of course it will affect lower income students in distressed districts. Trump really lowered the bar on this one.
Well say goodbye to good education.....................
damn the Republican Congress each and every one of them
Guns in schools.......the US is a mad house.
these Democrat Senators make me proud!!
Trump's nominees must have an interpreter before they answer questions and that interpreter must be terribly shitty, cause they never answer the question directly damn it
That wasp nest jacket tho
That champagne time tho
I think she answered it clearly. She will not look at or commit to any existing rules reinforcing "equal accounting" because she's going to be rewriting unfair standards to charter schools to undermined the success of public schools. Done!
headline from future- in horrible irony, Secretary of education Betsy deVos visited Woppity Wyoming on school dress up day and was Maced and nearly shot in her grizzly bear costume. Ms DeVos was chasing the children in what turned out to be a game of tag when the school grizzly security guard Dan Funch ran out to the playground- "I saw this bear up in its hind legs running after little Tommy Bearenstein, and I said "oh my God". I Maced that bear straight in Its big Brown eyes and they didn't water didn't do nothing. didn't even blink. I thought, this is some kind of damn demon bear!" Right at that moment two secret service agents in a panda and koala costume tackled Dan Funch to the ground and wrestled the gun from him. "I thought it was a damn bear apocalypse. A damn coalition of the willing bears. I maced the demon bear then I got a damn koala and panda bounding out from behind the trees. it was a damn nightmare. at night I see all these bears above me. And they just stare...like some goddamn demon bears." Ms. DeVos says she still supports guns at school. Asking Mr. Trump for comment he replied- "When Canada, China, and Australia send their respective bears to us, they're not sending their best bears- they're not sending Paddington, or the coca cola bear, or pooh bear- they're sending bears with lots of problems. And they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing bamboo, eucalyptus, they're rapists, and some, I assume are good bears. No puppet. no puppet. you're the puppet. I'm real rich."
coulda sworn that Grizzly comment would have come out of someone like Sarah Palins mouth lol. I see she was using Wyoming as a example of a reason why a gun in school seemed logical, but it is not logical lol. she's insane and profoundly dumb to the point where she can answer questions cause she doesn't know what specific words mean...so someone who is running the education board sucks at standard English and Math, that's hilariously scary..
5mins to question someone before giving them control of BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars? Wow, this is why the world mocks your crumbling nation, you don't even care if your education minister has an education....
Holy shit this bitch is insane. o-o
I'll add education to the list of things that won't be fixed in the near future. You've gotta be kidding, lady.
Everything is falling apart . Sad sad
Betsy Devos- Doesn't have a clue on education of the masses. Not the right choice. Devos is just a elite lobbyist trying to make her private company education friends richer. Next thing she will want to privatize and run the military lol.
GREAT JOB Senator Murphy...please block her! She's a BONA FIDE IDIOT
shut her down!!! PLEASE!!!
She is unfit to run a New York Deli none the less our nations education system.
Thanks sen. Murphy for asking real questions.
This is Trumps worse pick by far
they are trying to do to the u.s what pinochet did to chile in the 70's
Watch "Bear stalks man" by joel X and tell me if you need bear spray and a gun ?
It's not a debate. Each state does their own thing. If you don't like what has been going on during the last eight years, look who has been in charge for the last eight years. She has only been working in Michigan, not Florida or anywhere else. States should be in charge of their own schools systems. If the security in schools had guns then maybe they could have stopped the killers before they killed so many children.
ROFL! LMFAO! FUCK THE BLACK DUDE IN BACK. I LOOOOOOOOVE THE DOWN DYSNDROME WHITE BOI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SHITTING MY PANTS RIGHT NOW! OMFG. we are all so smart in our dead end jobs and lives and the fucking slow kid is in the mix. hell naw
lol @ black dude in the background. you go bruh!no point. just thought it was cool.
Like a broken record: "I support accountability, I support acc..."
Hey, that's my senator ❤️
liberals have destroyed our school system
Murphy is a political hack
this women is puppet of Donald trumpsupporting him no matter what?! even guns IN SCHOOL?! for grizzles?what a waste of my time to listen to this women talk
Conservatives God is the rich,they follow only the old Testament not the new.Jesus saved us from the old Testament which makes him a LIBERAL.
Martinez Roger so uh, u a Republican supporter or Democrat supporter.
This is scary
I assume he's hinting to Sandy Hook there at the end? Sandy Hook didn't happen because a teacher or principal had a gun--it happened because a crazy person brought the gun with the intent to kill. I never feel safe walking in a building that says gun-free zone. I feel like it might as well say "easy, defenseless targets."
I never said anything about having armed security (although don't most schools have an armed policeman on campus?). What I DID say is that putting up a gun-free zone sign doesn't make things safer.
Susan Thomas You should probably get that paranoia checked out. I have a young daughter in junior high and I would take her out of school immediately if all of the sudden it had armed guards. It wouldn't and doesn't make things safer. Corrections officers in prisons don't even carry tazers most of the time. What kind of message does it send kids when they're surrounded by armed security? I hope to God you don't have kids.
Her heart doesn't bleed enough, I think.
I think my brain broke...
She cannot defend her stance on guns being in schools or not. Then she makes a reference to having them in Wyoming for defending against Grizzlies 😂😂. Personally I believe only certain security officers and officials should carry guns to protect against instances such as sandy hook in my state.
The Senators grilled her. She should kill herself
She didn't answer anything
You're so awesome Senator Murphy! I commend you for keeping a straight face and maintains professionalism when she gave her grizzly bear answer😆
DeVos articulately expressed that guns in schools is a state issue, a local issue and NOT a decision for Washington DC. In fact she shared Senator Enzi's testimony regarding a rifle that was used to keep grizzly bears away from a school in Wyoming
She never ever worked in education. Everything else is simply the flattering. DeVos is no fit for the position of the secretary of education. But I am. And I am the best fit for this position because of my experience, training, achievements and inventions in this area.
I would call her a snake, but I have seen smarter snakes.
The guy with down syndrome sitting to the right of DeVos has more intelligence than the entire democratic entity on that comity!
TG Leviathan let's not dig on disabled people...how terribly ableist of you
Jesus I could've given those answers!
This woman should be no where near public education or our tax dollars
We see enough. She's incompetent, ignorant and unqualified. #moneyhasitsprivileges
How can she simultaneously support locales making decisions about guns, but then also be willing to give her blanket support to Trump's ideas about guns and schools? It is an inherently contradictory position. Either it's up to locales and states, or it isn't.
Thank you, Sen. Murphy, for rigorously questioning this despicable fraud who wants to privatize education
Dems so pissed she did not answer the questions like they wanted her to lol
Were the schools performing great before Mrs. Devos? Did these senators hold the former education Minister accountable for all the falling marks and increasing dropout rates. The USA has horrible record for education the last 20 - 30yrs..maybe it's cause these senators are getting paid to much?
LESS smart poor kids will go to college . this country is low info now after trump we will be at the bottom of the industrial world in education .....
Anyone out there who actually thinks this woman is competent?
Sen. Murphy is my new hero. Hope he runs for President in 2020.
I saw her being questioned, and she doesn't directly answer any questions except by generalities, speaks with a forked tongue and is so evasive that none of the senators could understand where her stance really was. All this was done with a smile plastered over her face.
Thank you so much for your comment on Detroit!!!!! As a Detroit parent whom had a child in the Detroit public schools, it is infuriating that this is the pick for Education Secretary. There IS not enough money. Many of the teachers are highly skilled and could be very effective if they had the resources.
1:36 I nominate the dude in the gray suit on the right side of the screen. He will make a better Education Secretary than Betsy "The Blonde Sarah Palin" DeVos.
Shirley Hufstedler was the first Secretary of Education and took office November 30, 1979 during the Jimmy Carter presidency. Why is precedence for questioning being set according to last two screening especially since there was no controversy about the candidate? I agree with the statement by Senator Murphy that DeVos is being protected especially since she came unprepared after being given an extra week. She has not even submitted the paperwork that was asked. I give her an "incomplete" on the homework and "D" in her performance as to questioning and comprehension.
I can not understand which/what case you are trying to make. Could you please form a complete idea and try again. I can see why you like the pen name "mystic".
Not all that non-typical for the Democratic Liberals.. " I don't like playing by the rules, We demand the rules are changed so we can can win this! " doesn't work that way , sweetheart...
OMG!! This candidate-DeVos, does not know what IDEA is and has no clue about laws in Education (Federal or Local). She could not answer any question correctly. I am a Republican, but I would not vote for her as dogcatcher. She is unbelievable and very ignorant about education in general!! Vote No to confirm her. President Trump needs to find someone else as Secretary of Education!!!