Betsy DeVos gets ripped apart online for her cruel plan to defund Special Olympics

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared before a House committee and tried to defend the massive cuts to 29 programs the department oversees which DeVos argued would save at least $7 billion annually, telling skeptical lawmakers:

“We had to make some difficult decisions.”

Those deep cuts would impact at least 272,000 students, according to Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI).

But the proposed cut in the Education Department’s budget that has drawn the most outrage is the one that would eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, a program which DeVos pretended to personally support:

“I think Special Olympics is an awesome organization, one that is well supported by the philanthropic sector as well.”

So awesome that she wants to eliminate federal funds for the program.

The good news is that DeVos and the Trump administration won’t be able to enact their massive cuts to education programs because Democrats control the House and will never pass the White House’s 2020 budget in its current form.

Ironically, just two years ago DeVos met with Special Olympics athletes and even shared this photo online:

And this week that posting from DeVos drew some harsh new responses:

Featured Image Via NBC News