Feb 07 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.
“I strongly believe a President deserves a Cabinet of their choosing. I also appreciate my good friend and colleague Senator Tim Scott for helping guide this nomination through the Senate.
“Mrs. DeVos has been involved in education reform for decades. She will bring a new perspective to ensure every child can attend a school that prepares them for the future. As a graduate of Daniel High School and the University of South Carolina, I’m a product of public education and a strong believer in public schools. However, I also believe that if public education fails a student, the system must be pushed to change. It’s long overdue that we bring this type of outside-the-box thinking to our education system. As Secretary, Mrs. Betsy DeVos will bring new energy to the Department of Education.”