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 Morning Report — Uproar after Trump's defense of foreign dirt on candidates DeVos aide overseeing student loans quits board amid scrutiny 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 TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates 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 KlobucharJuan Williams: Warren on the rise Progressive group launches campaign to identify voters who switch to Warren 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown 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.