DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary After Pence Casts First Ever VP Tiebreaking Vote

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Betsy DeVos just got the most “no” votes of any education secretary in history https://t.co/Ls7a7GB5KW pic.twitter.com/nb8wfaKwK5

— Kevin Schaul (@kevinschaul) February 7, 2017

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 7, 2017 12:35 PM

As previewed earlier, in a vote that many had expected would end up deadlocked 50/50 in the Senate, moments ago the confirmation vote for Trump’s Education Secretary candidate Besty DeVos was indeed tied in the Senate after two Republicans – Collins and Murkowski voted against –  which then prompted Vice President Mike Pence to cast the first ever tie-breaking vote for a cabinet nominee in Senate history, in the process confirming DeVos as America’s new Secretary of Education.

The last time a VP broke a tie in the Senate was 2008, when then-Vice President Dick Cheney voted on a tax adjustment plan.

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