Senator Murphy Questions Betsy DeVos during Education Secretary Hearing

  • Published on Jan 18, 2017
  • Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) questions nominee for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos during a U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing.

Comments • 325

  • daddyhennessy cannonburg
    daddyhennessy cannonburg 17 days ago +1

    i pack concealed in every school. with no issue. mabie stop projecting that good people with guns will some how make the schools more dangerous. chris murphy must not think we have any self control. again projecting his self image. he knows if he had a gun in a school that his half of a brain would leave it on the playground. And could not keep from pointing it at people. go home chris murphy. only lunatic psychopaths are mass shooter. dont blam the good mothers and fathers. ohh thats right your party wants the us citizenry disarmed.... not in my lifetime buddy... you bastards better hope people like me stay health because i got a bucket list a mile long.

  • yootoob1958
    yootoob1958 Month ago

    Betsy DeVos is an entitled and feckless cunt!

  • daddyhennessy cannonburg
    daddyhennessy cannonburg 2 months ago +1

    Your Presidential material chris. WELL democrats presidential i mean. U show all the qualities. Swap rat. Check. Unwillingness to do your duties. Check. Willing to subvert the American president. Check. Look forward to watching your party destroy itself with lies. Popcorn and soda with my feet up. Watching untill your voter base gets the tar gets warm...

  • Rake Steele
    Rake Steele 3 months ago

    You're a faggot, Chris. I hope you die of AIDS sooner rather than later.

  • B
    B 3 months ago

    Chris talk talk talk , you never get an answer. You better ask better questions.

  • Zersetzung
    Zersetzung 4 months ago

    stop the fbi terrorising families. stop the hacking, damage to property

  • Bodil marie Challand
    Bodil marie Challand 5 months ago

    My God answer yes or no 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀

  • Jim Churchill
    Jim Churchill 5 months ago

    Not one straight answer from devos

  • Charles Hightowet
    Charles Hightowet 5 months ago

    Who is really for the people/citizens, and not for themselves and friends? A leader
    Should consider the people first.

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson 7 months ago

    this is what voting red now days dont have a fukn chance

  • Marcello Di Maio
    Marcello Di Maio 9 months ago

    You're great Senator Murphy!! I love you! So upset because of that shitty Pence that made her Secretary...

  • DayStar 36
    DayStar 36 Year ago

    Glad I'm not in school anymore..I never went alot of the time anyway. Public school is a joke. The joke's on us 😁

  • Diputs era Sbara
    Diputs era Sbara Year ago +3

    why is there a Downs kid photobombing the beautiful and resilient Besty Divas???????????

    • Jonelle85
      Jonelle85 5 months ago

      Diputs era Sbara go play in some traffic

  • Doug Gortner
    Doug Gortner Year ago

    I grew up in Ct when it was as squeaky clean as Vermont. Now it is right up there with MA, IL, MD, LA, as leaders of corruption. Sen. Blumenthal lied on his resume -- they did not
    care and elected him anyway. Now they have this Murphy dude. He has four pinocchios from the Post regarding his mendacity regarding gun violence in schools. We need to be teaching our children that America is the first and purest republican democracy. We need to explain to them the the Constitution was written by the representatives of Sovereign States to protect the people from the natural tendency of government towards Tyranny. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting and fishing. It is about keeping an appropriate level of fear in our government that if they trend towards tyranny, they will have a fight on their hands. I am a Brown grad, but would gladly die to spare future generations from dominance by the government. It is on it's way. It had better be careful.

  • Isaiah Drone
    Isaiah Drone 2 years ago

    We all know the truth!

  • M. Valdemar
    M. Valdemar 2 years ago

    It is a major long term aim of US conservatives to dismantle the public school system and replace it with private religious schools and "home schooling" where parents can choose the ideological indoctrination of their children. Conservatives have succeeded in creating an "alternative media" propaganda tool and nest they are going after education.

  • Valerie Neloms
    Valerie Neloms 2 years ago


  • Michael Reynolds
    Michael Reynolds 2 years ago

    Well how's the liberals ways working for them, look at Detroit, they need to confirm her and shut up., She will be a part in making America great again.

  • Josh Hanson
    Josh Hanson 2 years ago

    From now on my stock answer to a question I do not know the answer to will be, possibly in the case of Grizzly bears.

  • ThaChazo
    ThaChazo 2 years ago

    next up, more gun violence! oh, and then trump will blame terrorist and the media

  • junkyarddog47
    junkyarddog47 2 years ago

    This woman is full of shit

  • Muhammad Haq
    Muhammad Haq 2 years ago

    So uh... with DeVos around, am I still gonna be able to go to a public school?

  • Haley Johansen Fitness

    As an educator. I'm embarrassed that she's left to make education judgements.

  • Captain America
    Captain America 2 years ago

    Any Trumptards wanna defend this?

  • Elizabeth Parco
    Elizabeth Parco 2 years ago

    how can you take her face seriously can see right thru the bull shit!

  • HerbFlowers
    HerbFlowers 2 years ago


  • Deepak Sela
    Deepak Sela 2 years ago

    Looks like it doesn't bleed enough as those children who got shot and later died. She's unfit and she should see that. If she had any self respect for herself, she would just walk out of that room and never return.

  • Captain Pangolin
    Captain Pangolin 2 years ago

    America you are fucked.

  • Chasity Hunt
    Chasity Hunt 2 years ago


  • milkmanmonroe
    milkmanmonroe 2 years ago

    DeVos donated fantastical amounts of money to the Republican party. The usual response to this is -- appointment to a fancy board, or an ambassadorship, or being nominated to be the Secretary of [fill in the blank].

  • Rocanten Rocanten
    Rocanten Rocanten 2 years ago


  • Ladyflo
    Ladyflo 2 years ago

    I wonder if she went to bed thinking, "wtf did I get myself into" If ppl like her can get the job then anybody should be qualified for anything. Just bullshit through the interview and shit your pants on day one. Bit like what Trump did 😁😁

  • Rokki Fofana
    Rokki Fofana 2 years ago +1

    Omfg I know this women didn't mention guns to protect form bears 😲 wow America just scooped to a lower level 😲😲😲😲

  • Loulou66
    Loulou66 2 years ago +1

    It appears Trump is draining the so called swamp in order to refil it his own carefully selected rancid filth.

  • The Virgin Marty
    The Virgin Marty 2 years ago

    Republicans must be ashamed of DeVos.

  • Kt Carroll
    Kt Carroll 2 years ago

    Just look at the evil in these peoples face old wrinkled up hags and sissy boy their life has to be horrible triggered since November 8th and still triggered so they are going to bash and humiliate anything associated with Trump unless it's somebody bashing trump then watch their demeanor change and the smiles appear and they look fresh. Not dead souls like they do here

  • KC
    KC 2 years ago

    SOME ONE STOP THIS CREATIONIST COUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gerardo Giron
    Gerardo Giron 2 years ago +1

    This bitch, is another puppet of trump and putin

  • Onkelogtante
    Onkelogtante 2 years ago +2

    I know Scandinavia is different from the US, but I would be emberassed if my country nominated a person like this for Sec. of Administration. Grizzlybears appearing near schools? Its just riddicolous.. Btw well done to Sen Murphy!

  • Sam Bebop
    Sam Bebop 2 years ago +2

    The USA have never fallen this deep.
    I'm truely sorry for the american people.

  • Joitin
    Joitin 2 years ago +1

    Yet another clueless billionaire playing politician just for something to do. Disgraceful!

  • Celeste Moss
    Celeste Moss 2 years ago


  • experience
    experience 2 years ago +2

    I think this is all a joke. It must be.

  • Jake Jonas
    Jake Jonas 2 years ago

    I don't understand how Mrs DeVos can say the things she said, never giving a single democrat a straight answer to a question. I can't blame her, I don't like the establishment democrats lately, but of the roughly 2 hours I watched of this hearing, it's plain as day to see, from a non partisan view that Mrs DeVos is unqualified for the job she was picked, and the question should be raised of why exactly she was vetted into this role? We obviously know why, but I'd like to hear Trumps staff give another reason other than money so people can rip that credibility to shreds. Nominating this woman as the secretary of education is guaranteeing the majority of schools will either be defunded for refusing to change evolution to creationism or treated as a marketplace for investors and owners to take taxpayer public educational funding from the public schools to line their own pockets. We as a country should never look at education as a profitable business unless that profit is quality of education, which in the long term pays for itself many times over, by sending kids to college and getting a degree. She will not commit to following sexual assault laws already in place to protect the victim and prosecute the perpetrator. She will not commit to safeguard laws already in place to protect children with disabilities. She will not commit to refusing federal and state taxpayer money to for profit colleges who essentially scam their "students" out of a qualify education and a pile of money at the same time. She was clueless to speaker Frankin's questions about debates on the best way to measure a students performance, and that of the teacher as well. Proficiency or growth. Had no clue. She grinned gleefully as speaker Sanders reminded her that she and her family have donated over 200 million dollars to republicans as a lobbyist. I'm dumbfounded that nobody on Trumps staff recognized her obviously unqualified to be selected for this very important cabinet member who's damage done to Trumps presidency costs more than Mrs DeVos and her family contributed to republican PAC's. This woman cannot and should not have this job.

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  • Bruce Watson
    Bruce Watson 2 years ago

    Politics aside, she just doesn't have the depth of knowledge on how the education system works. this is a job interview and she's not showing herself to be an ideal candidate. "I support accountability" is not and not answer.

  • Brandon Quire
    Brandon Quire 2 years ago

    My school had armed police officers guarding us. I see nothing wrong with that especially with the amount of mass shootings. I agree with everything else though. This lady is way out of touch

  • Shilun Zhang
    Shilun Zhang 2 years ago

    Grizzly bears should be in schools to protect students from guns!

  • lapin
    lapin 2 years ago +3

    She really has no idea how the real world works...

  • J
    J 2 years ago

    Wow...these questions and comments are positive proof that liberalism is clearly a mental disease.

  • My Vizn
    My Vizn 2 years ago

    It sounds like DeVos is about as intelligent as Sarah Palin...this is really disheartening to watch....ughhh and of course it will affect lower income students in distressed districts. Trump really lowered the bar on this one.

    WnWINTER 2 years ago +1

    Well say goodbye to good education.....................

  • akeleven
    akeleven 2 years ago +3

    damn the Republican Congress each and every one of them

  • Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson 2 years ago +3

    Guns in schools.......the US is a mad house.

  • Mrs. Dixon32
    Mrs. Dixon32 2 years ago +6

    these Democrat Senators make me proud!!

  • Q
    Q 2 years ago

    Trump's nominees must have an interpreter before they answer questions and that interpreter must be terribly shitty, cause they never answer the question directly damn it

  • Q
    Q 2 years ago

    That wasp nest jacket tho

  • Q
    Q 2 years ago

    That champagne time tho

  • Niccole A
    Niccole A 2 years ago

    I think she answered it clearly. She will not look at or commit to any existing rules reinforcing "equal accounting" because she's going to be rewriting unfair standards to charter schools to undermined the success of public schools. Done!

  • contactkeithstack
    contactkeithstack 2 years ago

    headline from future- in horrible irony, Secretary of education Betsy deVos visited Woppity Wyoming on school dress up day and was Maced and nearly shot in her grizzly bear costume.
    Ms DeVos was chasing the children in what turned out to be a game of tag when the school grizzly security guard Dan Funch ran out to the playground- "I saw this bear up in its hind legs running after little Tommy Bearenstein, and I said "oh my God". I Maced that bear straight in Its big Brown eyes and they didn't water didn't do nothing. didn't even blink. I thought, this is some kind of damn demon bear!"
    Right at that moment two secret service agents in a panda and koala costume tackled Dan Funch to the ground and wrestled the gun from him.
    "I thought it was a damn bear apocalypse. A damn coalition of the willing bears. I maced the demon bear then I got a damn koala and panda bounding out from behind the trees. it was a damn nightmare. at night I see all these bears above me. And they just some goddamn demon bears."
    Ms. DeVos says she still supports guns at school.
    Asking Mr. Trump for comment he replied- "When Canada, China, and Australia send their respective bears to us, they're not sending their best bears- they're not sending Paddington, or the coca cola bear, or pooh bear- they're sending bears with lots of problems. And they're bringing those problems to us.
    They're bringing bamboo, eucalyptus, they're rapists, and some, I assume are good bears. No puppet. no puppet. you're the puppet. I'm real rich."

  • Sarah Blackwell
    Sarah Blackwell 2 years ago

    coulda sworn that Grizzly comment would have come out of someone like Sarah Palins mouth lol. I see she was using Wyoming as a example of a reason why a gun in school seemed logical, but it is not logical lol. she's insane and profoundly dumb to the point where she can answer questions cause she doesn't know what specific words someone who is running the education board sucks at standard English and Math, that's hilariously scary..

  • Keatrith Amakiir
    Keatrith Amakiir 2 years ago

    5mins to question someone before giving them control of BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars? Wow, this is why the world mocks your crumbling nation, you don't even care if your education minister has an education....

  • Deimosthegreat
    Deimosthegreat 2 years ago +1

    Holy shit this bitch is insane. o-o

  • Heatwave
    Heatwave 2 years ago

    I'll add education to the list of things that won't be fixed in the near future. You've gotta be kidding, lady.

  • Emily Heaven
    Emily Heaven 2 years ago +2

    Everything is falling apart . Sad sad

  • TheBestWayOne
    TheBestWayOne 2 years ago +1

    Betsy Devos- Doesn't have a clue on education of the masses. Not the right choice. Devos is just a elite lobbyist trying to make her private company education friends richer. Next thing she will want to privatize and run the military lol.

  • Oletha Wade-Matthews
    Oletha Wade-Matthews 2 years ago +1

    GREAT JOB Senator Murphy...please block her! She's a BONA FIDE IDIOT

  • E. Duran
    E. Duran 2 years ago +4

    shut her down!!! PLEASE!!!

  • Neo Noir
    Neo Noir 2 years ago +7

    She is unfit to run a New York Deli none the less our nations education system.

  • Neo Noir
    Neo Noir 2 years ago

    Thanks sen. Murphy for asking real questions.

  • Flywing guy
    Flywing guy 2 years ago

    This is Trumps worse pick by far

  • Rob Kennedy
    Rob Kennedy 2 years ago

    they are trying to do to the u.s what pinochet did to chile in the 70's

  • James Tee
    James Tee 2 years ago

    Watch "Bear stalks man" by joel X and tell me if you need bear spray and a gun ?

  • redraven699
    redraven699 2 years ago

    It's not a debate. Each state does their own thing. If you don't like what has been going on during the last eight years, look who has been in charge for the last eight years. She has only been working in Michigan, not Florida or anywhere else. States should be in charge of their own schools systems. If the security in schools had guns then maybe they could have stopped the killers before they killed so many children.

  • evocative01
    evocative01 2 years ago

    ROFL! LMFAO! FUCK THE BLACK DUDE IN BACK. I LOOOOOOOOVE THE DOWN DYSNDROME WHITE BOI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SHITTING MY PANTS RIGHT NOW! OMFG. we are all so smart in our dead end jobs and lives and the fucking slow kid is in the mix. hell naw

  • evocative01
    evocative01 2 years ago

    lol @ black dude in the background. you go bruh!
    no point. just thought it was cool.

  • ShayMeister
    ShayMeister 2 years ago

    Like a broken record: "I support accountability, I support acc..."

  • Kyle Schaff
    Kyle Schaff 2 years ago +7

    Hey, that's my senator ❤️

  • Martinez Roger
    Martinez Roger 2 years ago

    Conservatives God is the rich,they follow only the old Testament not the new.Jesus saved us from the old Testament which makes him a LIBERAL.

    • Muhammad Haq
      Muhammad Haq 2 years ago

      Martinez Roger so uh, u a Republican supporter or Democrat supporter.

  • Juliana Panepento
    Juliana Panepento 2 years ago +2

    This is scary

  • Susan Thomas
    Susan Thomas 2 years ago

    I assume he's hinting to Sandy Hook there at the end? Sandy Hook didn't happen because a teacher or principal had a gun--it happened because a crazy person brought the gun with the intent to kill. I never feel safe walking in a building that says gun-free zone. I feel like it might as well say "easy, defenseless targets."

    • Susan Thomas
      Susan Thomas 2 years ago

      I never said anything about having armed security (although don't most schools have an armed policeman on campus?). What I DID say is that putting up a gun-free zone sign doesn't make things safer.

    • soberpunk
      soberpunk 2 years ago

      Susan Thomas You should probably get that paranoia checked out. I have a young daughter in junior high and I would take her out of school immediately if all of the sudden it had armed guards. It wouldn't and doesn't make things safer. Corrections officers in prisons don't even carry tazers most of the time. What kind of message does it send kids when they're surrounded by armed security? I hope to God you don't have kids.

  • Jesse Braham
    Jesse Braham 2 years ago


  • Pichuscute
    Pichuscute 2 years ago +3

    Her heart doesn't bleed enough, I think.

  • Yasi Farahmandnia
    Yasi Farahmandnia 2 years ago

    I think my brain broke...

    FRAYNETRAIN 2 years ago

    She cannot defend her stance on guns being in schools or not. Then she makes a reference to having them in Wyoming for defending against Grizzlies 😂😂. Personally I believe only certain security officers and officials should carry guns to protect against instances such as sandy hook in my state.

  • SmartNinja
    SmartNinja 2 years ago +15

    The Senators grilled her. She should kill herself

  • 864fleetious
    864fleetious 2 years ago +2

    She didn't answer anything

  • KrazyOldKatLady 19
    KrazyOldKatLady 19 2 years ago +2

    You're so awesome Senator Murphy! I commend you for keeping a straight face and maintains professionalism when she gave her grizzly bear answer😆

  • Tom Moran
    Tom Moran 2 years ago

    DeVos articulately expressed that guns in schools is a state issue, a local issue and NOT a decision for Washington DC. In fact she shared Senator Enzi's testimony regarding a rifle that was used to keep grizzly bears away from a school in Wyoming

  • Anna Epelbaum
    Anna Epelbaum 2 years ago

    She never ever worked in education. Everything else is simply the flattering. DeVos is no fit for the position of the secretary of education. But I am. And I am the best fit for this position because of my experience, training, achievements and inventions in this area.

  • Nethr
    Nethr 2 years ago +4

    I would call her a snake, but I have seen smarter snakes.

  • TG Leviathan
    TG Leviathan 2 years ago

    The guy with down syndrome sitting to the right of DeVos has more intelligence than the entire democratic entity on that comity!

    • Divine Webber
      Divine Webber 2 years ago +1

      TG Leviathan let's not dig on disabled terribly ableist of you

  • Putaspellonyou
    Putaspellonyou 2 years ago +2

    Jesus I could've given those answers!

  • Matthew Morrill
    Matthew Morrill 2 years ago +3

    This woman should be no where near public education or our tax dollars

  • K A
    K A 2 years ago +4

    We see enough. She's incompetent, ignorant and unqualified. #moneyhasitsprivileges

  • DalekDemolisher Herrick

    This B

  • Benjamin Gulker
    Benjamin Gulker 2 years ago

    How can she simultaneously support locales making decisions about guns, but then also be willing to give her blanket support to Trump's ideas about guns and schools? It is an inherently contradictory position. Either it's up to locales and states, or it isn't.

  • Marle Simms
    Marle Simms 2 years ago +1

    Thank you, Sen. Murphy, for rigorously questioning this despicable fraud who wants to privatize education

    • daddyhennessy cannonburg
      daddyhennessy cannonburg 2 months ago

      You do realize private education is the best education?? What planet do they hide you on?

  • Michael Ray
    Michael Ray 2 years ago

    Dems so pissed she did not answer the questions like they wanted her to lol

  • Freedom ForAll
    Freedom ForAll 2 years ago

    Were the schools performing great before Mrs. Devos? Did these senators hold the former education Minister accountable for all the falling marks and increasing dropout rates. The USA has horrible record for education the last 20 - 30yrs..maybe it's cause these senators are getting paid to much?