DeVos accuses media of using her name as 'clickbait'
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVosHeadhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report Education Department moves to reverse Trump-era rules on campus sexual misconduct Watchdog says DeVos made nine figures in outside income during Trump years MORE on Monday said that she thinks the media uses her name for “clickbait.”

"As much as many in the media use my name as clickbait or try to make it all about me, it’s not,” she said while speaking to journalists at a conference in Baltimore, according to Politico.

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DeVos, one of the longest-serving members of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty North Carolina man accused of fraudulently obtaining .5M in PPP loans Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies MORE’s Cabinet added that she doesn’t like the attention and increased spotlight that comes with her position atop the Education Department.

“I don’t love being up on stage or on any kind of platform. I’m an introvert,” she said.

Some of DeVos’s past comments have created media firestorms, such as when she defended her department’s rollback of guidance meant to protect transgender students or proposed cuts to the Special Olympics's budget.

DeVos blasted reporters after the Special Olympics comments, calling the coverage "shameful."

Politico notes DeVos has been less accessible to the media than previous heads of the Education Department.

Some of DeVos's controversial comments have led Democratic lawmakers to question her fitness for the role, with Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSharpton eulogizes Daunte Wright: 'Tags of racism' have expired Hawley votes against anti-Asian hate crime bill Tech companies duke it out at Senate hearing MORE (D-Minn.) last month saying DeVos “shouldn't be in her job.”

DeVos's confirmation in the Senate was among the most contentious of all of Trump’s nominees.

She was confirmed by the Senate 51-50 after Vice President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.