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Elizabeth Warren Snubs Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

It’s a simple common courtesy. When the Senate hearings are over, the candidate shakes the hands of the Senators on the committee.

After last night’s confirmation hearing for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, Democrats asked tons of pointed questions, many of which were the “gotcha” type. Yet throughout the hearing a basic level of civility was respected.

After the hearing, Ms DeVos approached the dais.

DeVos spoke with Chairman Lamar Alexander and then Democratic Senators Al Franken and Michael Bennet. When she approached Elizabeth Warren, the senator waved off the Education Secretary Candidate—she didn’t want to shake her hand.

In the video below, one can see  Ms. DeVos, shake hands with at least four Democratic Senators,  but the classless faux-Cherokee  could not be bothered. Warren’s discourteous wave at DeVos is part of a pattern lately of behavior beneath the office she holds.

Read the rest of the story and watch the VIDEO at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (, contributing reporter at and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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