“I’ve had some honest disagreements with my friends in the Republican Party on how to move education forward but I have never — not one time — believed they were out to destroy public education until I met you,” Wilson told DeVos during the House Education and Labor Committee hearing.
I’m glad that @BetsyDeVosED attended today’s hearing on debt relief for defrauded students, but her answers about her refusal to provide that much-needed relief were extremely dissatisfying. pic.twitter.com/9OxcOw5kU0
— Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) December 12, 2019
DeVos didn’t get the chance to respond, but Republicans on the committee said Wilson’s comments crossed the line.
“To say that Secretary DeVos is trying to destroy public education is going too far, and I believe every one of my colleagues agrees. We all sat up very quickly when that comment was said. That kind of comment cannot stand in this committee.”
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