Democrats and liberals have typically over-reacted to answers Betsy DeVos gave the Senate committee in her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education.
Before DeVos ever entered the committee room, Democrats were loaded for bear, so to say, and planned to shoot down her nomination before the hearings every started. Since DeVos is not directly affiliated with the socialist organization known as public education, they were determined to block her nomination because her conservative views could definitely disrupt the planned socialist indoctrination of another young generation. Senate Democrats were braced and ready to pounce on anything and everything DeVos said. They were prepared to twist her words in ways to make her look unacceptable, even if it ruined her successful career.
When Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) asked DeVos:
“Do you think that guns have a place in or around schools?”