Incompetent: Like a deer caught in the headlights, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos fails to answer some simple questions about civil rights policy.
In yet another embarrassing demonstration of incompetence, Betsy DeVos flounders while being questioned by congress.
On Tuesday DeVos appeared at a hearing before a House committee to answer questions from Democrats about the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights and how it plans to protect LGBT students from discrimination and harassment in schools.
That hearing did not go well for DeVos.
Questioning DeVos, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) asked:
I am concerned about the low performance of your civil rights office. Could you please just state for me the mission of your civil rights office?
DeVos replied with a non-answer:
The office for civil rights is committed to protecting the civil rights as determined under the law of this land, and we do so proudly and with great focus each day.
An exasperated Fudge said:
That’s not the mission statement. Do you know what it is?
An obviously unprepared and embarrassed DeVos said:
Perhaps you can share it, I have not memorized the mission statement.
Obviously exasperated with DeVos’ inability to answer basic questions, the Ohio congressman continued, asking the education secretary to explain her understanding of “vigorous enforcement” of civil rights in schools.
Again DeVos gave a non-answer, stating:
It would be following the law and enforcing the law as stated.
After DeVos responded, Fudge simply sighed and said “OK.”
Watch the entire exchange below:
A headline from The Root sums up DeVos’s dismal performance:
Video Evidence Proves That Betsy DeVos Might Be the Dumbest Person in Trump’s Cabinet
Last week DeVos made headlines after demanding the removal of constitutional restrictions on taxpayer money being used for religious education and suggesting that the separation of church and state should be assigned to “the ash heap of history.”
In addition to being a lazy and incompetent bureaucrat, DeVos is also a religious extremist who has made it clear she wants to destroy public education and use taxpayer money to fund Christian schools. An anti-secular theocrat with no experience working in public education, DeVos has used her immense wealth and influence to try and destroy public education in America.
DeVos never attended public school. She did not send her kids to public school. She has never worked in a public school. She does not have an education degree, and she has never been a teacher. In fact, she has demonstrated an open hostility to public education, and a desire to destroy public education by using taxpayer money to subsidize private, religious schools.
Bottom line: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is uninformed on the rights of students, and clueless about her department’s civil rights policies.