Biden blasts 'shameful' DeVos move on campus sexual assault policy
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden: I’m ‘ashamed’ of Trump’s border policies Biden to ramp up campaigning for Dem candidates after Labor Day: report California Dems endorse progressive challenger over Feinstein MORE blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosOvernight Defense: Fallout from tense NATO summit | Senators push to block ZTE deal in defense bill | Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to run Afghan war Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to take over Afghan war Warren: Trump should have fired Pruitt ‘28 scandals ago’ MORE for issuing new temporary guidance to universities on how to handle sexual assault cases, a rollback of the guidelines put in place under former President Obama. 

"Today's Title IX decision is shameful, but the law is still the law. Colleges & universities must honor obligations to students & survivors," Biden said in a tweet Friday.

DeVos says changes to the government policy are aimed to better protect both the victims and students accused of such conduct, which can often get students suspended or expelled. 

The new rules demand a higher standard of evidence for the charges than those in place under Obama's directive. Universities must now have a "clear and convincing standard" of evidence in order to rule on campus sexual assault cases. 

Biden is the latest critic to oppose the new policy, after many have claimed that the new rules are too lenient on those accused of sexual assault. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said in a statement Friday, "The decision shows the Trump Administration's utter disregard for survivors of sexual assault." 

DeVos said the Department of Education is working to "craft a new Title IX regulation that better serves students and schools."