Warren offers to wager fate of DeVos nomination on Super Bowl

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenRising star Abrams advances in Georgia governor race Progressive rise is good news for Sanders, Warren Juan Williams: Trump gives life to the left MORE (D-Mass.) voted against President Trump’s secretary of Education pick Tuesday, but she’s willing to leave Betsy DeVos’s nomination up to the football gods — if a Georgia Republican is up for it.

Warren on Tuesday suggested to Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohn (Johnny) Hardy IsaksonOvernight Defense: Trump decision on Korea summit coming 'next week' | China disinvited from major naval exercise | Senate sends VA reform bill to Trump Senate sends major VA reform bill to Trump's desk Senate panel heading toward June hearing for Trump's next VA pick MORE (R-Ga.) that they make a bet on the upcoming Super Bowl between Warren’s New England Patriots and Isakson’s Atlanta Falcons.

“How about we put a vote for Betsy DeVos on the line?” Warren asked Isakson to laughter during a break at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing.

“That’s more than a gamble,” Isakson said.

“How confident are you?” Warren asked.

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“As I said, that’s more than a gamble.”

The Patriots and Falcons will face off in the Super Bowl in Houston on Sunday.

Warren’s suggestion came during a break after the committee’s vote on DeVos when the panel’s ranking member, Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump official won't OK lifetime limits on Medicaid Dems warn against changes to federal family planning program Overnight Health Care: Drug company under scrutiny for Michael Cohen payments | New Ebola outbreak | FDA addresses EpiPen shortage MORE (D-Wash.), asked for a clarification of the committee’s rule on proxy votes for Cabinet nominees.

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchOvernight Finance: Trump signs Dodd-Frank rollback | Snubs key Dems at ceremony | Senate confirms banking regulator | Lawmakers lash out on Trump auto tariffs Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Abortion rights group plans M campaign to flip the House Senate GOP sounds alarm over Trump's floated auto tariffs MORE (R-Utah) had voted by proxy for DeVos, giving the nominee a party-line 12-11 approval and sending her nomination to the full Senate.

To fill the time during the recess, Minnesota Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenSenators introduce bill to overhaul sexual harassment policy Ex-White House ethics counsel: More evidence against Trump than there ever was against Nixon 100 days after House passage, Gillibrand calls on Senate to act on sexual harassment reform MORE (D) suggested the committee discuss the Super Bowl.

“Good luck, Johnny,” Franken said to Isakson.

Isakson said he won some “outstanding” salmon from Murray in a wager over the Falcons’s earlier NFL playoff game with the Seattle Seahawks.

“I guess Elizabeth Warren and I need to talk about a bet on the Super Bowl then,” Isakson said.

“I’m ready,” Warren replied.