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Statement on Senator Dean Heller Supporting Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada State Democratic Party Roberta Lange released the following statement after Republican Senator Dean Heller announced he is supporting President Trump’s controversial Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos:

“Senator Heller is a right-wing partisan, so it’s not really any surprise that he’s refusing to join some reasonable and independent-minded Republicans to oppose Betsy DeVos’s nomination for Education Secretary. Our public schools are the foundations of our communities. Betsy DeVos is an extremist who has relentlessly fought to undermine public education, and her confirmation hearing proved that she is completely unqualified to run this federal agency. She was only selected for this role because she’s a conservative billionaire and a Republican donor. On nominee after nominee, Dean Heller is proving that he’s nothing more than a lazy rubber stamp for Donald Trump’s rigged Cabinet.”