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." pic.twitter.com/vWlf5nGmxb
— The Hill (@thehill) March 29, 2019
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.
We are not glad.
— Kathi (@KathiNorton1) March 29, 2019
I’m not glad she is Education Secretary she is unqualified as the man who appointed her
— Elizabeth (@loveylovett) March 29, 2019
As a public school teacher, I’m not. I prefer my Secretaries of Education to have public school experience as a student, parent, or staff member, instead of ZERO.
— Laura Attridge (@tridgehistory) March 29, 2019
I'm not glad. Neither are the Special Ed. or Special Olympics kids.
— Liberty & Justice for All (@NotSoProudYank) March 29, 2019
That makes one.
— Barbara Smoyer (@BarbaraSmoyer) March 29, 2019
None of us are. She sucks.
— Rich Swinton (@RicoSuaveJD) March 29, 2019
Others were critical of Nadlinger’s questioning.
A hard-hitting and riveting interview no doubt. 🙄
— Carly Norman (@carlymnorman) March 29, 2019
He must quantify his statement. Why is he glad she’s Education Secretary? What does he have to gain with her being Education Secretary?
— Misty Powell (@Noapologies2065) March 29, 2019
And, of course, they weren’t happy with DeVos’s performance.
Oh, good lord…….I just can't with this woman.
— Kim Hamblin (@dagodess) March 29, 2019
Can someone get the eggboy up there?
— L. A. Love (@BlackAdsguy) March 29, 2019
They questioned why she was in the position in the first place.
another unqualified trump lackey
— Amy Soder (@AmySoder) March 29, 2019
Why would anyone be glad she's Education Secretary? Is there literally anything in her background that would make someone think she was the best choice for the job? Like, people realize Trump had the option of picking a Republican that actually had qualifications, right?
— CJ Makaryk (@CJ_Makaryk) March 29, 2019
She paid a lot of money to buy that job
— |REDACTED| (@___REDACTED___) March 29, 2019
At least she’s happy with herself.