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February 07, 2017

Twitter reacts to Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Vice President Mike Pence, who broke the tie, and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey both voted to approve her

Despite an outpouring of opposition, the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Tuesday after a historic tiebreaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence.

As expected, DeVos' opponents quickly turned to social media to share their frustration, heartbreak and, in some cases, their next steps. 

Pennsylvanians also directed their anger at U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, who voted to approve DeVos' nomination despite facing harsh criticism, including over the fact that DeVos had donated $60,500 to his campaign funds.