Senate Decides in Showdown Vote on Secretary of Education

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After holding an all-night protest Monday night, Democrat senators launched their last arguments Tuesday morning in an attempt to stop the approval of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.

They argued that DeVos has “demonstrated that she is not qualified to run the Education Department,” and claimed that Trump did not nominate a qualified person.

The vote is came to a 50-50 tie, and Vice President Pence arrived to cast the tie-breaking vote, confirming DeVos as the new leader of the Department of Education.

Two Republicans defected – Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska).

Watch live-streaming video below of last arguments and the vote.

Vice-President Mike Pence cast the historic, tie-breaker vote, confirming Betsy DeVos as the new Secretary of Education.

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