The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing today where our strikingly unqualified Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was cross-examined over the budget plan of the Education Department– and it did not end well for the notorious spiritual zealot.At issue was whether or not DeVos would permit schools that receive federal funding to victimize LGBTQ trainees. DeVos evaded and weaved around the problem, stating that schools that get federal funds need to follow federal laws, however was quickly called out on her evasion by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR ), who mentioned that federal law is typically foggy and demanded to understand straight-out whether or not she would allow schools to discriminate versus trainees when the law was unclear.”On areas where the law is unsettled, this department is not going to be providing decrees. That is a matter for Congress and the courts to settle,”smirked DeVos.”Is discrimination going to be allowed or not permitted under your understanding? You’re declining to address the concern,”required Merkley.” What you stated earlier didn’t help, but I think you just stated where its uncertain, discrimination will be enabled. If that is inaccurate, please right it for the record. Will spiritual discrimination be enabled?”DeVos continued to duplicate her very same response over and over again before Merkley loses his persistence and truly let her have it:” Ok, you’re choosing not to address the concern
. I believe that’s extremely important for the public understand that today, prior to this committee, chose not to affirm that she would advance a
program that would prohibit discrimination based on LGBTQ-status trainees or restriction trainees based upon religious beliefs.”Secretary DeVos’ rejection to outright declare that she will not tolerate discrimination against LGBTQ or non-Christian trainees tells you whatever you have to understand about this harsh, unfeeling patrician with no real conception of the effects of her actions.Children have a hard sufficient time as it is aiming to discover who they are and fitting in with their peers; the last thing they need is for the school system to victimize them for who they are at such an impressionable age.DeVos is not just completely unqualified to run our nation’s schools, however is certainly nursing an agenda that flies in the face of the worths our country wased established on.