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Pence breaks Senate tie to confirm DeVos

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 01:00

Vice President Mike Pence casts his tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Trump's choice for education secretary Betsy DeVos. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Donald Trump's choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be education secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday (February 7), but only after Vice President Mike Pence was called in to break a tie that threatened to defeat her. The tie-breaking vote, which Senate officials said was unprecedented to confirm a president's Cabinet nominee, came after two Republicans joined with 46 Democrats and two independents in opposition to DeVos. Critics have called her unprepared to lead the Department of Education

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Pence breaks Senate tie to confirm DeVos

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 01:00