Betsy DeVos cleared an obstacle in the Senate Friday in her bid to become the next Education secretary.
Vice President Mike Pence may need to cast the tie-breaking vote.
DeVos, President Trump’s most controversial Cabinet nominee, has two Republican senators announcing they will join Democrats in opposition on the final vote.
Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska went along with proceeding with her nomination early Friday morning by voting to end debate. It ended in a 52-48 vote.
Monday, may bring about the final vote and it may split 50-50, Collins, Murkowski and all 48 Democratic senators are expected to vote against DeVos.
This would put the weight on Pence to cast a tie-breaking vote.
DeVos has come under fierce criticism from labor unions, who accuse her in quest of taking apart public education.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calls her “one of the worst nominees,” and said, “Ms. Devos does not deserve to be secretary of education.”
I’m sick of the Democrats and a few Republicans on their behavior. Trump won the election. They have to swallow it.