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

Klobuchar: DeVos 'shouldn't be in her job'
© Greg Nash

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Washington Post fact-checker gives Bloomberg 4 Pinocchios for 'deceptive editing' in campaign ad The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dem anxiety grows ahead of Super Tuesday MORE (D-Minn.) said Monday that Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosFree college won't revive the liberal arts Klobuchar rolls out seven-figure ad buy in Nevada Five things to watch in Trump's budget proposal 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 John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff 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.