Klobuchar: DeVos 'shouldn't be in her job'

Klobuchar: DeVos 'shouldn't be in her job'
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: YouTube to restore Trump's account | House-passed election bill takes aim at foreign interference | Senators introduce legislation to create international tech partnerships House-passed election bill takes aim at foreign interference Klobuchar, Murkowski urge FTC to protect domestic abuse victims' data MORE (D-Minn.) said Monday that Education Secretary Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVosCardona seeks to pivot from DeVos era at Education Senate confirms Biden's Education secretary Motorcade of Libyan interior minister attacked MORE is unfit for her position, specifically citing the Trump administration's proposed cuts to special education and the Special Olympics. 

"Let's mention the name of that education secretary is Betsy DeVos," Klobuchar told the audience at a CNN town hall in Manchester, N.H.

"Someone that I strongly opposed and I just think shouldn't be in her job," she continued, to applause from the audience. 


DeVos faced bipartisan backlash last month after her department proposed cutting funding for the Special Olympics. 

The program faced $17.6 million in cuts, but President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE later backed off the cuts, saying he overruled his administration officials who sought to zero out funding for the Special Olympics. 

Trump's decision came hours after DeVos defended the cuts in front of Senate appropriators.

"It is no surprise to me that these things keep happening, and she not only has tried to defund special education, but she also tried to get rid of the Special Olympics funding if you watched any of this," Klobuchar said. 

"I think we noted that literally just a few trips back to Mar-a-Lago and back with the president would have actually funded the Special Olympics funding," she continued, referring to governments costs to cover Trump's visits to his Florida resort.