Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the new Secretary of Education Tuesday after Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote in her favor.
Democrats have spent weeks freaking out over her nomination, and her confirmation has now sent the Internet into a free fall. Here are 12 of the most insane reactions to her confirmation thus far.
1. Seth MacFarlane was upset there wasn’t more mansplaining.
Betsy DeVos confirmed. What is also confirmed is that there is not one single man of courage in the Republican Congress.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 7, 2017
2. Math is hard.
50 senators who opposed DeVos represent 179 million people
50 senators who supported her represent 143 millionhttps://t.co/uKP63Kntix
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 7, 2017
3. Math is really, really hard.
Elementary math under Betsy Devos
Q: Ned and Sheryl each have 4 apples. Who has more apples?
A: Whomever Mike Pence decides has more apples.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 7, 2017
4. Seems reasonable.
5. Goe eet pudding.
2017: the education system isn't perfect but it works
2025: the edukaton sistam is purfek now thanx betsy
— so called eric (@ericsshadow) February 7, 2017
6. This guy never fails to say something really annoying.
James Baldwin:"Ignorance, allied with power,is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."
Which brings us to Betsy DeVos.
— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) February 7, 2017
7. Some went bananas over the fact DeVos is wealthy.
"Senator, why did you vote to confirm Betsy DeVos?" pic.twitter.com/8x1bd3rZGb
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) February 7, 2017
Before everyone loses their heads, read this. Oh and let’s not forget about all the senators who voted against her after teachers unions handed them buckets of money.
8. To the polls!
The DeVos pledge: If your senator voted YES, you pledge to vote AGAINST them in the next election and to donate to their opponent. Please RT
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 7, 2017
9. Even The Washington Post tried to get in on the fun by regurgitating some old fake news.
She’s a billionaire who said schools need guns to fight bears. Here’s what you may not know about Betsy DeVos. https://t.co/DYn92vBiOV
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 7, 2017
10. He seems nice.
VP Pence making DeVos Ed Sec is a victory for every unqualified person who's ever gotten a job they don't understand at a place they hate.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) February 7, 2017
11. Former presidential candidate Jill Stein apparently didn’t know that every single Democratic senator voted against DeVos when she tweeted this.
Why would we have a tie on such an egregious nominee? Because Democrats serve corporate interests. https://t.co/66rpL1ifik
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) February 7, 2017
12. Uh, okay.
I will pay someone to follow Betsy DeVos around in a bear suit
— KOBE BUFFALOMEAT (@edsbs) February 7, 2017
As The Federalist’s Joy Pullman explained, a lot of the freakout in DeVos’s confirmation was rooted in the understanding that if the left lost their hold on education, they would soon lose control over the minds of children and young adults. Hopefully their tears and meltdowns means there will soon be more free thinkers in the world.