A number of Senate Democrats are intent on putting on a great show of political theater tonight by penning a ridiculous letter to Betsy DeVos that attacks her for exercising her First Amendment rights as an American citizen.
The signers of the letter are tied at the hip with teacher’s unions who are committed to defending the broken status quo in education – having received more than $400,000 combined from the NEA and AFT.
Here’s the unmistakable connection between these Senators and the special interest unions:
|Senator||Total Teacher Union Contributions|
|Bernie Sanders (I-VT)||$133,483|
|Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)||$87,330|
|Al Franken (D-MN)||$58,960|
|Bob Casey (D-PA)||$47,925|
|Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)||$44,300|
|Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)||$29,804|
The only thing more absurd about this letter is that it didn’t have a disclaimer with a paid for from Randy Weingarten and the teachers’ unions.