Dem lawmaker to Trump: If you want to see someone with a low IQ, look at DeVos

Dem lawmaker to Trump: If you want to see someone with a low IQ, look at DeVos
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Rep. Jared HuffmanJared William HuffmanOvernight Energy: Bipartisan Senate group seeks more funding for carbon capture technology | Dems want documents on Interior pick's lobbying work | Officials push to produce more electric vehicle batteries in US Dems want documents on Bernhardt's lobbying work Overnight Energy: GOP lawmaker parodies Green New Deal in new bill | House Republicans accuse Dems of ramming through climate bill | Park Service chief grilled over shutdown MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday used one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg on Mueller report: 'Politically, I'm not sure it will change much' Sarah Sanders addresses false statements detailed in Mueller report: 'A slip of the tongue' Trump to visit Japan in May to meet with Abe, new emperor MORE's insults for a Democratic lawmaker to slam Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosThe 7 most interesting nuggets from the Mueller report Blackwater founder Erik Prince helped fund effort tied to obtaining Clinton's emails GOP lawmaker calls for investigation into alleged 'anti-Israeli bias' at Duke-UNC conference MORE after her appearance on “60 Minutes."

“Dear President Trump, if you want to meet someone who has an actual IQ problem (as opposed to just being black), meet your Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Rich, white, and dumber than a bag of hammers,” Huffman tweeted.

DeVos appeared to struggle at times during her interview to answer basic questions about public schools' performance, particularly in her home state of Michigan. Public schools there have gotten worse, interviewer Lesley Stahl pointed out, despite the school-choice policies DeVos has championed.

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DeVos, who was previously a major donor for Republican candidates and causes, was a controversial pick to lead the Department of Education due to her support for charter schools and tuition vouchers that use public funds. She was barely approved to lead the department, with Vice President Pence casting the tie-breaking vote in her favor.

Huffman's attack on DeVos's intelligence comes a few days after Trump labeled Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersDem House chairs: Mueller report 'does not exonerate the president' Live coverage: Frenzy in DC as Congress, White House brace for Mueller report House Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report MORE (D-Calif.) "a very low IQ individual" during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.

Waters has been a fierce and vocal critical of Trump’s rhetoric and policies. She was among 60 Democrats who voted in December to launch impeachment proceedings against the president. 

She said Sunday she's not intimidated by the president's attacks and vowed to continue her criticism of him.