Betsy Devos, Trump’s education secretary, is new to Washington.

Because she is not yet known, people have taken shots at her because of her stance on some topics.

 

When Donald Trump repealed the federal policy enacted by the Obama administration that allowed transgender individuals to use the bathrooms with which they identified their genders, Devos spoke about his repeal.

 

In a public statement to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Devos showed no signs of disagreeing with Trump’s decision and even backed the repeal, calling the federal policy an overreach of the Obama administration.

 

Devos’ has a very religious background that could have a lot to do with her backing Trump’s decision.

 

Betsy Devos has had things to say about other areas of concern as well.

 

Because she is in the education field, one huge topic about which she has had to answer questions is whether or not teachers should be allowed to bear arms in public schools.

 

Devos feels that they should be allowed to bear arms, and her statement to the Senate regarding this question was that some school officials carried around guns simply for protection.

 

However, Devos didn’t say that officials were protecting themselves and students from other students or from intruders. Devos stated that school officials carried guns so that they could have protection from grizzly bears.

 

Allies and others connected to Devos say that this statement was simply meant to be a joke, something to help keep the atmosphere light and a statement that could give the world a bit of insight into who Devos is as a person: a lighthearted joker.

 

However, the media and late night comedy shows had a field day with Devos’ statement.

 

Some people were even insulting her intelligence.

 

Devos didn’t like having people question her intelligence, but the remarks were not met with any response from her.

 

When Devos did decide to respond about her meeting with the Senate, she resorted to joking again, saying that her time at the meeting was “a bit of a bear.”

 

Devos often plays it cool, but people close to her say that she’s no one to play with.

 

Devos’ allies, friends, and hometown associates describe her as being “relentless,” “determined,” and even “dangerous.”

 

According to Randi Weingarten, Devos should not be underestimated simply because she is personable.

 

Betsy Devos has been known to connect herself to the right people and to obtain what she wants, whether she reaches her goals by using her family’s massive fortune to reward those working with her or to punish those who work against her.

 

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