Senator Murphy Questions Betsy DeVos during Education Secretary Hearing

  • Added:  7 months ago
  • Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) questions nominee for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos during a U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing.
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Comments: 316

  • Doug Gortner
    Doug Gortner Month ago

    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.

  • Isaiah Drone
    Isaiah Drone 2 months ago

    We all know the truth!

  • M. Valdemar
    M. Valdemar 5 months ago

    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.

  • Valerie Neloms
    Valerie Neloms 6 months ago


  • Michael Reynolds
    Michael Reynolds 6 months ago

    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.

  • Josh Hanson
    Josh Hanson 6 months ago

    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.

  • ThaChazo
    ThaChazo 6 months ago

    next up, more gun violence! oh, and then trump will blame terrorist and the media

  • junkyarddog47
    junkyarddog47 6 months ago

    This woman is full of shit

  • Daiyan Something
    Daiyan Something 6 months ago

    So uh... with DeVos around, am I still gonna be able to go to a public school?

  • Haley Johansen Fitness
    Haley Johansen Fitness 6 months ago

    As an educator. I'm embarrassed that she's left to make education judgements.

  • Captain America
    Captain America 6 months ago

    Any Trumptards wanna defend this?

  • Elizabeth Parco
    Elizabeth Parco 6 months ago

    how can you take her face seriously can see right thru the bull shit!

  • HerbFlowers
    HerbFlowers 6 months ago


  • Deepak Sela
    Deepak Sela 6 months ago

    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.

  • Captain Pangolin
    Captain Pangolin 6 months ago

    America you are fucked.

  • asdfghjklcdt
    asdfghjklcdt 7 months ago


  • milkmanmonroe
    milkmanmonroe 7 months ago

    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].

  • Rocanten Rocanten
    Rocanten Rocanten 7 months ago


  • chocoholicSISTA263
    chocoholicSISTA263 7 months ago

    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 😁😁

  • Rokki Fofana
    Rokki Fofana 7 months ago +1

    Omfg I know this women didn't mention guns to protect form bears 😲 wow America just scooped to a lower level 😲😲😲😲

  • Loulou66
    Loulou66 7 months ago +1

    It appears Trump is draining the so called swamp in order to refil it his own carefully selected rancid filth.

  • The Virgin Marty
    The Virgin Marty 7 months ago

    Republicans must be ashamed of DeVos.

  • Kt Carroll
    Kt Carroll 7 months ago

    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

  • KC
    KC 7 months ago

    SOME ONE STOP THIS CREATIONIST COUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gerardo Giron
    Gerardo Giron 7 months ago +1

    This bitch, is another puppet of trump and putin

  • Onkelogtante
    Onkelogtante 7 months ago +2

    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!

  • Amateras Uchiha
    Amateras Uchiha 7 months ago

    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.

  • Sam Bebop
    Sam Bebop 7 months ago +2

    The USA have never fallen this deep.
    I'm truely sorry for the american people.

  • Joitin
    Joitin 7 months ago +1

    Yet another clueless billionaire playing politician just for something to do. Disgraceful!

  • Celeste Moss
    Celeste Moss 7 months ago


  • Jérémy
    Jérémy 7 months ago +2

    I think this is all a joke. It must be.

  • Jake Jonas
    Jake Jonas 7 months ago

    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.

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  • Bruce Watson
    Bruce Watson 7 months ago

    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.

  • Brandon Quire
    Brandon Quire 7 months ago

    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

  • Shilun Zhang
    Shilun Zhang 7 months ago

    Grizzly bears should be in schools to protect students from guns!

  • Scaarfii
    Scaarfii 7 months ago +3

    She really has no idea how the real world works...

  • Jim
    Jim 7 months ago

    Wow...these questions and comments are positive proof that liberalism is clearly a mental disease.

  • My Vizn
    My Vizn 7 months ago

    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.

    WnWINTER 7 months ago +1

    Well say goodbye to good education.....................

  • akeleven
    akeleven 7 months ago +3

    damn the Republican Congress each and every one of them

  • Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson 7 months ago +3

    Guns in schools.......the US is a mad house.

  • Mrs. Dixon32
    Mrs. Dixon32 7 months ago +5

    these Democrat Senators make me proud!!

  • Q
    Q 7 months ago

    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

  • Q
    Q 7 months ago

    That wasp nest jacket tho

  • Q
    Q 7 months ago

    That champagne time tho

  • Niccole A
    Niccole A 7 months ago

    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!

  • contactkeithstack
    contactkeithstack 7 months ago

    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 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."

  • Sarah Blackwell
    Sarah Blackwell 7 months ago

    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 someone who is running the education board sucks at standard English and Math, that's hilariously scary..

  • Keatrith Amakiir
    Keatrith Amakiir 7 months ago

    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....

  • Deimosthegreat
    Deimosthegreat 7 months ago +1

    Holy shit this bitch is insane. o-o

  • Rascythe
    Rascythe 7 months ago

    I'll add education to the list of things that won't be fixed in the near future. You've gotta be kidding, lady.

  • Emily Heaven
    Emily Heaven 7 months ago +2

    Everything is falling apart . Sad sad

  • TheBestWayOne
    TheBestWayOne 7 months ago +1

    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.

  • Oletha Wade-Matthews
    Oletha Wade-Matthews 7 months ago +1

    GREAT JOB Senator Murphy...please block her! She's a BONA FIDE IDIOT

  • E. Duran
    E. Duran 7 months ago +4

    shut her down!!! PLEASE!!!

  • Neo Noir
    Neo Noir 7 months ago +5

    She is unfit to run a New York Deli none the less our nations education system.

  • Neo Noir
    Neo Noir 7 months ago

    Thanks sen. Murphy for asking real questions.

  • Blake Townsend
    Blake Townsend 7 months ago

    This is Trumps worse pick by far

  • Rob Kennedy
    Rob Kennedy 7 months ago

    they are trying to do to the u.s what pinochet did to chile in the 70's

  • James Tee
    James Tee 7 months ago

    Watch "Bear stalks man" by joel X and tell me if you need bear spray and a gun ?

  • redraven699
    redraven699 7 months ago

    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.

  • evocative01
    evocative01 7 months ago

    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

  • evocative01
    evocative01 7 months ago

    lol @ black dude in the background. you go bruh!
    no point. just thought it was cool.

  • ShayMeister
    ShayMeister 7 months ago

    Like a broken record: "I support accountability, I support acc..."

  • Kyle Schaff
    Kyle Schaff 7 months ago +5

    Hey, that's my senator ❤️

    PREPARE YOURSELF! 7 months ago

    liberals have destroyed our school system

    PREPARE YOURSELF! 7 months ago

    Murphy is a political hack

    JANE JANE JANE 7 months ago

    this women is puppet of Donald trump
    supporting him no matter what?! even guns IN SCHOOL?!
    for grizzles?
    what a waste of my time to listen to this women talk

  • Martinez Roger
    Martinez Roger 7 months ago

    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.

    • Daiyan Something
      Daiyan Something 6 months ago

      Martinez Roger so uh, u a Republican supporter or Democrat supporter.

  • Juliana Panepento
    Juliana Panepento 7 months ago +2

    This is scary

  • Susan Thomas
    Susan Thomas 7 months ago

    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."

    • Susan Thomas
      Susan Thomas 7 months ago

      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.

    • soberpunk
      soberpunk 7 months ago

      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.

  • Jesse Braham
    Jesse Braham 7 months ago


  • Benjamin Busche
    Benjamin Busche 7 months ago +3

    Her heart doesn't bleed enough, I think.

  • Yasi Farahmandnia
    Yasi Farahmandnia 7 months ago

    I think my brain broke...

    FRAYNETRAIN 7 months ago

    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.

  • SmartNinjaGamer
    SmartNinjaGamer 7 months ago +11

    The Senators grilled her. She should kill herself

  • 864fleetious
    864fleetious 7 months ago +1

    She didn't answer anything

  • Lisa Mercado
    Lisa Mercado 7 months ago +2

    You're so awesome Senator Murphy! I commend you for keeping a straight face and maintains professionalism when she gave her grizzly bear answer😆

  • Tom Moran
    Tom Moran 7 months ago

    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

  • Anna Epelbaum
    Anna Epelbaum 7 months ago

    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.

  • Nethr
    Nethr 7 months ago +4

    I would call her a snake, but I have seen smarter snakes.

  • TG Leviathan
    TG Leviathan 7 months ago

    The guy with down syndrome sitting to the right of DeVos has more intelligence than the entire democratic entity on that comity!

    • Divine Webber
      Divine Webber 7 months ago

      TG Leviathan let's not dig on disabled terribly ableist of you

  • Putaspellonyou
    Putaspellonyou 7 months ago +2

    Jesus I could've given those answers!

  • Matthew Morrill
    Matthew Morrill 7 months ago +3

    This woman should be no where near public education or our tax dollars

  • K A
    K A 7 months ago +4

    We see enough. She's incompetent, ignorant and unqualified. #moneyhasitsprivileges

  • DalekDemolisher Herrick

    This B

  • Benjamin Gulker
    Benjamin Gulker 7 months ago

    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.

  • Marle Simms
    Marle Simms 7 months ago +1

    Thank you, Sen. Murphy, for rigorously questioning this despicable fraud who wants to privatize education

  • Michael Ray
    Michael Ray 7 months ago

    Dems so pissed she did not answer the questions like they wanted her to lol

  • Donald is your buddy.
    Donald is your buddy. 7 months ago

    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?

  • velez
    velez 7 months ago +1

    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 .....

  • InterdimensionalToad
    InterdimensionalToad 7 months ago

    Anyone out there who actually thinks this woman is competent?

  • Karen Cilman
    Karen Cilman 7 months ago

    Sen. Murphy is my new hero. Hope he runs for President in 2020.

  • J WA
    J WA 7 months ago +1

    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.

  • Meagan Singh
    Meagan Singh 7 months ago

    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.

  • ReligiousZombie
    ReligiousZombie 7 months ago +2

    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.

  • David Parker
    David Parker 7 months ago

    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.

    • David Parker
      David Parker 7 months ago

      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".

    • Mystic Virgo
      Mystic Virgo 7 months ago

      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...

  • Sandra Patterson
    Sandra Patterson 7 months ago

    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!!!

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