Everybody knows that Betsy DeVos wasn’t chosen to serve as secretary of education because she’s qualified. Because, well, she’s not. Not even close. But Donald Trump and his Republican cronies don’t care about qualifications if you have a big enough bank account.
Marco Rubio apparently decided to support DeVos after accepting what can only be described as a bribe. A major bribe.
It just so happens, according to the Federal Election Commission reports, that Rubio has accepted nearly $100,000 from the DeVos family which is more than any other Senator who confirmed her appointment.
Rubio promised that he would use his position as a Florida senator to make sure the government’s system of checks and balances kept Trump in line. But that all went to hell in a hand basket when the checkbook came out. Despite a public outcry urging senators to vote against DeVos, who has zero experience in education, Rubio voted to confirm her.
For perspective, this is the woman who thinks we need guns in public schools just in case of grizzly bear attacks. He reportedly received so many phone calls begging him not to support DeVos that his voicemail was completely filled. But Rubio was willing to sell out America’s children for his 30 pieces of silver when the time came.
“Not only did Rubio not listen to the voice of the people he is supposed to be serving, he has also backed every single one of President Trump’s plans thus far. He has yet to oppose any of Trump’s plans or nominations for his cabinet members,” the Gazette adds.
Another lying Republican who puts party and the almighty dollar above the American people they are supposed to represent. Rubio took a bribe to cast his vote in support of DeVos, plain and simple. And now, our children will pay the price.
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.