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.
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