When Democrats Blasted Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Secretary

The billionaire philanthropist suggested that guns might have a place in schools due to grizzly bears.

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Betsy DeVos. (Photo: AP)

Democrats blew holes in billionaire Betsy DeVos' credentials to be the next US Education Secretary at a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, raising doubts whether President-elect Donald Trump's pick will win approval in the full Senate.

The nomination of DeVos to head an agency that sets policy for younger children and universities and also administers a college financial aid program of $1 trillion, has outraged Democrats who believe the Michigan Republican wants to dismantle public education. The billionaire philanthropist triggered outrage by suggesting that guns might have a place in schools due to the threat posed by grizzly bears.

(With inputs from NBC News.)

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