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 TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report 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 lawmaker defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation over New Zealand attacks Klobuchar: Race, gender should not be litmus tests for 2020 Dem nominee Kirsten Gillibrand officially announces White House run 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 CollinsRepublicans up for reelection fear daylight with Trump The 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies first veto after latest clash with Senate GOP MORE (Maine) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThe 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration Overnight Defense: Senate rejects border emergency in rebuke to Trump | Acting Pentagon chief grilled on wall funding | Warren confronts chief over war fund budget 12 Republican senators defy Trump on emergency declaration  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.