Days after national outcry against her proposed defunding of the Special Olympics and slashes to special education programs, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sat down for a conversation with Jay Nordlinger of the National Review for the publication's annual Ideas Summit.
Nordlinger, after asserting that he was glad DeVos is Education Secretary, asked DeVos if she felt the same.
"I am indeed. Yes, most days I am."
Question: "I'm glad you're Education Secretary, are you?" Sec. Betsy DeVos: "I am indeed. Yes, most days I am." https://t.co/vWlf5nGmxb— The Hill (@The Hill)1553893260.0
DeVos's tenure as Education Secretary has been fraught with missteps and panned for horrendous policy proposals like making it harder for sexual assault victims on college campuses to get justice and cutting student loan forgiveness.
As a result, many made it clear that DeVos and Nadlinger were the only ones "glad" about DeVos's appointment.
@thehill We are not glad.— Kathi (@Kathi)1553893804.0
@thehill I’m not glad she is Education Secretary she is unqualified as the man who appointed her— Elizabeth (@Elizabeth)1553893657.0
@thehill As a public school teacher, I’m not. I prefer my Secretaries of Education to have public school experience… https://t.co/D7ELQzOjZz— Laura Attridge (@Laura Attridge)1553893838.0
@thehill I'm not glad. Neither are the Special Ed. or Special Olympics kids.— Liberty & Justice for All (@Liberty & Justice for All)1553893346.0
@thehill That makes one.— Barbara Smoyer (@Barbara Smoyer)1553893395.0
@thehill None of us are. She sucks.— Rich Swinton (@Rich Swinton)1553893285.0
Others were critical of Nadlinger's questioning.
@thehill A hard-hitting and riveting interview no doubt. 🙄— Carly Norman (@Carly Norman)1553893704.0
@thehill He must quantify his statement. Why is he glad she’s Education Secretary? What does he have to gain with h… https://t.co/zAZ3ClHacC— Misty Powell (@Misty Powell)1553894171.0
And, of course, they weren't happy with DeVos's performance.
@thehill Oh, good lord.......I just can't with this woman.— Kim Hamblin (@Kim Hamblin)1553893845.0
@thehill Can someone get the eggboy up there?— Tobin Frost (@Tobin Frost)1553893325.0
They questioned why she was in the position in the first place.
@thehill Why would anyone be glad she's Education Secretary? Is there literally anything in her background that wou… https://t.co/BRddQrB0FY— CJ Makaryk (@CJ Makaryk)1553893964.0
@thehill She paid a lot of money to buy that job— |REDACTED| (@|REDACTED|)1553894163.0
At least she's happy with herself.