Education head Betsy DeVos quits, cites Donald Trump rhetoric
Betsy DeVos wants to push an extention of the student loan moratorium. Image via AP.

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She's the second Cabinet member to quit after Wednesday's riot.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become the second Cabinet secretary to resign a day after a pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

In a resignation letter Thursday, DeVos blamed President Donald Trump for inflaming tensions in the violent assault on the seat of the nation’s democracy. She says, “There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me.”

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao tendered her resignation earlier Thursday. News of DeVos’ resignation was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

In a farewell letter to Congress earlier this week, DeVos urged lawmakers to reject policies supported by President-elect Joe Biden, and to protect Trump administration policies that Biden has promised to eliminate.

Associated Press


  • Sonja Fitch

    January 8, 2021 at 4:36 am

    Devos. Wtf. Your brother was pardoned by the damn traitor Trump! Devos you are just as guilty as Trump! Devos you are a damn traitor AGAIN! Arrest Devos for aiding and abetting unlawful take over of us government! Place this bitch in jail with her brother of the blackwater treasonous acts!

  • Ocean Joe

    January 8, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Translation: I’ve done all the damage to the public school system possible so with 12 days left, why not get a headstart back to Michigan where fat thugs with AR-15s entering the capitol building is normal.

    DeVos is truly the Joan of Arc of the Trump administration, sacrificing her last 12 days. There are very fine billionaires on both sides, I guess.

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