DeVos accuses media of using her name as 'clickbait'
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosFailed charter schools cost federal government almost 5M in nine years: report Pelosi gets standing ovation at Kennedy Center Honors On The Money: Economy adds 266K jobs in strong November | Lawmakers sprint to avoid shutdown | Appropriators to hold crucial talks this weekend | Trump asks Supreme Court to halt Deutsche Bank subpoenas 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 TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe 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 KlobucharPoll: Biden leads Democratic field, Warren drops to third place 'Minor league cities' need new federal partnership The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today 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.