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A group of teachers in Indiana held a sit-in at the office of a senator they say should recuse himself from the vote to confirm President Trump’s pick for secretary of Education.
“Why would she pay so much, with so much desire to have this job if she were unqualified for it?” said one teacher said to WTHR at Thursday’s sit-in.
Young is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which is scheduled to hold an executive session to vote on DeVos’s nomination on Jan. 31.
Young’s staff reportedly said the senator does not plan to recuse himself from the vote, citing other senators who have received donations from previous presidents’ Cabinet picks.
Donnelly has said he will oppose DeVos for Education secretary, citing her lack of “commitment to public education needed to effectively lead the Department of Education.”
Liberal groups have made thousands of calls to Senate offices of members of the Education Committee to protest DeVos’s nomination.