Amash: Smash Public Schools

It had to happen. My recent tolerance-fest for Republican Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI3) as come to an end. After days of bashing Trump and calling for an end to the Muslim ban, Amash has reminded me why I never voted for him when I lived in his district.

Today, the day his patron Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Education, Amash called for abolishing the U.S. Department of Education. Surely this has nothing to do with the fact that DeVos, who spent $54,175 on his re-election efforts, harbors similar ideas about the department she’s now tasked to run.

According to TheHill.com:

On the same day the Senate confirmed President Trump’s secretary of Education pick by a historically narrow margin, a House Republican introduced legislation to abolish the entire department Betsy DeVos will lead.

Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie’s bill is only a page long, after merely stating the Department of Education would terminate on Dec. 31, 2018.

Massie believes that policymakers at the state and local levels should be responsible for education policy, instead of a federal agency that’s been in place since 1980. …

Seven other Republicans signed on to Massie’s bill: House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (Utah) and Reps. Justin Amash(Mich.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Jody Hice (Ga.), Walter Jones (N.C.) and Raúl Labrador (Idaho).

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