America Rising Squared today is calling on all Senators on the HELP committee with unmistakable ties to the teacher’s unions to recuse themselves from Betsy DeVos’ hearing next Wednesday.
The fact is that these Senators are so closely tied at the hip with these special-interest unions, that they could not possible give Ms. DeVos a fair shake because she is committed to shaking up the status quo in education and actually putting students and parents back in charge.
These are the Senators who have raked in teacher’s union cash for years and will be unmistakably biased at next week’s hearings. In the interest of fairness, they should recuse themselves:
|Senator||Total Teacher Union Contributions|
|Bernie Sanders (I-VT)||$133,483|
|Patty Murray (D-WA)||$89,000|
|Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)||$87,330|
|Chris Murphy (D-CT)||$72,000|
|Al Franken (D-MN)||$58,960|
|Bob Casey (D-PA)||$47,925|
|Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)||$44,300|
|Michael Bennet (D-CO)||$32,775|
|Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)||$29,804|
|Tim Kaine (D-VA)||$21,250|
|Maggie Hassan (D-NH)||$20,999|