DeVos accuses media of using her name as 'clickbait'
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Biden, Sanders to share stage at first DNC debate The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Biden, Sanders to share stage at first DNC debate The Hill's Morning Report — Uproar after Trump's defense of foreign dirt on candidates 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 John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants 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 Jean KlobucharHillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data It's time to let Medicare to negotiate drug prices 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.