Dem lawmaker to Trump: If you want to see someone with a low IQ, look at DeVos

Dem lawmaker to Trump: If you want to see someone with a low IQ, look at DeVos
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Rep. Jared HuffmanJared William HuffmanOvernight Regulation: FDA rule to limit nicotine in cigarettes moves forward | Court tosses Obama financial adviser rule | House GOP threatens to hold up Senate Dodd-Frank rollback Overnight Energy: Zinke pushes back on elephant trophy criticism | Trump meets with oil execs | Perry defends proposed budget cuts Zinke: ‘We have not imported one elephant’ MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday used one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE's insults for a Democratic lawmaker to slam Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosCongress rebuffs DeVos in spending bill: report DeVos battles lawmakers in contentious hearing The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE after her appearance on “60 Minutes."

“Dear President Trump, if you want to meet someone who has an actual IQ problem (as opposed to just being black), meet your Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Rich, white, and dumber than a bag of hammers,” Huffman tweeted.

DeVos appeared to struggle at times during her interview to answer basic questions about public schools' performance, particularly in her home state of Michigan. Public schools there have gotten worse, interviewer Lesley Stahl pointed out, despite the school-choice policies DeVos has championed.

DeVos, who was previously a major donor for Republican candidates and causes, was a controversial pick to lead the Department of Education due to her support for charter schools and tuition vouchers that use public funds. She was barely approved to lead the department, with Vice President Pence casting the tie-breaking vote in her favor.

Huffman's attack on DeVos's intelligence comes a few days after Trump labeled Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersRecord number of black women running for office in Alabama after Roy Moore defeat Trump keeps up 'low IQ' attack on Maxine Waters Flynn endorses Maxine Waters challenger MORE (D-Calif.) "a very low IQ individual" during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.

Waters has been a fierce and vocal critical of Trump’s rhetoric and policies. She was among 60 Democrats who voted in December to launch impeachment proceedings against the president. 

She said Sunday she's not intimidated by the president's attacks and vowed to continue her criticism of him.