Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Jill Stein Blames Democrats For DeVos Confirmation
Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein embarrassed herself today when she took to Twitter to blame Senate Democrats for the confirmation of billionaire Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary.
"Why would we have a tie on such an egregious nominee? Because Democrats serve corporate interests."
I'm not sure how hard this is to understand but: the Democrats are the minority party in the U.S. Senate. All 48 members of the Democratic caucus voted AGAINST DeVos. That's all the Dems we got there.
The vote required a simple majority. With two Republican senators joining the Dems, the 50-50 tie was broken by Vice-president Pence, who was definitely going to vote for his boss' nominee.
It's staggering that people voted for this woman to be president. Just so you know, Stein is officially the Ralph Nader of 2016.
Here are the votes Stein received in three swing states and Donald Trump's margin of victory in those states:
Michigan: Stein received 51,463/Trump won by 10,704
Pennsylvania: Stein received 49,678/Trump won by 46,765
Wisconsin: Stein received 31,006/Trump won by 22,177
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 2:51 PM
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