Maine's Sen. Susan Collins Announces She Won't Vote for Trump's Education Pick

Maine's Sen. Susan Collins announced she would oppose President Donald Trump's controversial pick to lead the Education Department.

Collins became the first Republican to oppose Betsy DeVos' nomination during her announcement Wednesday afternoon.

DeVos' nomination passed the Senate Health, Education, Pensions and Labor Committee the day before despite resistance from Democrats.

By voting no, Collins is joining Maine's independent Sen. Angus King in opposition. Collins wasn't the only Republican to announce intentions to vote against DeVos; Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) also announced she would vote against DeVos' nomination.

DeVos is a prominent wealthy GOP donor who has pushed school choice and charter schools and using voucher provided by taxpayers for private and parochial school tuition.

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