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Here are the best tweets taking on Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing

Social media had some fun last night at the expense of Betsy DeVos.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 18, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 4:36 am CDT

Somehow, a hearing for America’s next education secretary became the must-watch political event of 2017. 

On Tuesday evening, it became clear that Democrats believed Donald Trump‘s nominee, Betsy DeVos, was unqualified to helm the Department of Education and would not relent in their questioning. To many Democrats, DeVos answers were lacking, leaving them very concerned about her fitness for the position.

But to Twitter, DeVos’s evasive, unusual, circuitous responses were the perfect fodder for what the social networking site does best: mocking the ever-loving crap out of someone. 

DeVos may make it out of committee. She did not escape the internet unscathed.

Yea, that one just about sums it up. 

A committee vote on DeVos is slated for Jan. 24. Here’s hoping every one of these is entered into the public record. 

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*First Published: Jan 18, 2017, 12:01 pm CST