Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos may have plagiarized Obama administration official’s press release.
Democrats have submitted hundreds of questions to Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos. In response to a question from Sen. Patty Murray, the top Democrat on the committee, on bullying of LGBT students, DeVos almost directly — and uncited — quoted Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of Obama’s Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department.
The questions — which totaled over 1,000 — were answered in DeVos’ name, but it’s unclear what role aides and staffers played in answering the queries.
“Every child deserves to attend school in a safe, supportive environment where they can learn, thrive, and grow.”
Gupta was credited with nearly the same quotes in a May 2016 press release on ensuring the civil rights of transgender students.
“Every child deserves to attend school in a safe, supportive environment that allows them to thrive and grow.”