Michael Moore: DeVos ‘a big FU’ to kids
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Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Tuesday ripped both Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE's pick to lead the Education Department, and the Senate for voting to approve her earlier in the day.

“The Senate Republicans have just sent a big FU to the school children of America,” Moore tweeted Tuesday. "Even the worst countries don’t shit on their own kids.”

“Perhaps someone should call Child Protective Services,” added Moore, a diehard Trump detractor who endorsed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP warns Graham letter to Pelosi on impeachment could 'backfire' Hillary Clinton praises former administration officials who testified before House as 'gutsy women' Third-quarter fundraising sets Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg apart MORE.

Moore, like DeVos a Michigan native, said the incoming secretary of Education has "worked tirelessly" to destroy the state's schools.

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed DeVos by the slimmest of margins, capping off a rocky fight over her nomination. Vice President Pence cast the deciding vote on DeVos, breaking a 50-50 tie after two Republican senators opposed her.


Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGOP warns Graham letter to Pelosi on impeachment could 'backfire' The Hill's Morning Report - Dem debate contenders take aim at Warren Schumer seeks focus on health care amid impeachment fever MORE (Maine) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiOvernight Energy: Trump administration issues plan to reverse limits on logging in Tongass National Forest| Democrats inch closer to issuing subpoenas for Interior, EPA records| Trump's plan to boost ethanol miffs corn groups and the fossil fuel industry Trump administration issues plan to reverse limits on logging in Tongass National Forest Democrats can lose Trump impeachment battle and still win electoral war MORE (Alaska) voted against DeVos, making them the first Republican senators to resist a Trump Cabinet pick. Pence is now the only vice president ever to cast the deciding vote on a Cabinet nominee.

Democrats fiercely opposed DeVos’s confirmation, even holding a rare all-night session late Monday aimed at rallying public support behind their opposition.

DeVos also faced attacks from teachers unions and other liberal groups opposed to her support for charter schools and tuition vouchers using public funds.