Mike Pence expected to be tie-breaking vote in DeVos confirmation.

Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos

By Andrew Pillow  

The Betsy DeVos confirmation soap opera is likely to end soon. The controversial Secretary of Education hopeful has come under fire for her pro-voucher stances and what some have called, “anti-public school” views.  

Every senate democrat is expected to vote against DeVos. The GOP will also have to contend with two republican defectors in Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. That brings the count to a 50- 50 tie. This sets up a Vice President tie breaking situation. Current Vice President, Mike Pence, would use his vote to confirm DeVos.

Mike Pence told Fox News on Sunday that the administration is “very confident” DeVos will be confirmed. Barring another extremely unlikely defection, Betsy DeVos will officially become Secretary of Education tomorrow. 

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.