Two moderate Republican senators plan to vote against education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos — the first Republican defections that seriously endanger confirmation of one of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) both said on the Senate floor Wednesday that they ultimately would vote against DeVos… This level of opposition is unprecedented for education secretary nominees, who usually sail through the Senate confirmation process with little pushback. But DeVos, a billionaire Republican donor with scant experience with traditional public schools, has sparked an overwhelming response from activists, who have flooded the Senate switchboard with calls and showed up to protests in at least three cities over the weekend.
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by Libby Nelson, Vox.