Leave a comment
Meet the Press - Season 70

Source: NBC NewsWire / Getty

With the narrowest margin of a 50-50 tie, Vice President Pence breaks tie. Betsy DeVos has just been confirmed as Education Secretary. Two Republicans joined the Democrats to block her nomination unsuccessfully. Pence’s vote was the first time a vice president has used his vote to break a tie on a cabinet nomination.


Democrats cited her lack of public school experience and financial interests in organizations pushing charter schools. DeVos has said she would divest herself from those organizations.

More on this story:

comments – Add Yours