President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, on Wednesday became in danger of being voted down in her upcoming Senate confirmation.
The forecast became gloomy after Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — a pair of moderates — announced their opposition during separate speeches on the Senate floor.
“This is not a decision I make lightly,” Collins said. “I have a great deal of respect for Mrs. DeVos. I will not, can not vote to confirm her.”
After Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced his opposition to DeVos earlier Wednesday, it was expected that no Democrat would vote to confirm her.
A GOP megadonor from Michigan, DeVos is an advocate of charter schools and voucher programs — which members of both parties expressed concerns about. (Read more about Lying Lisa HERE)