You may not be aware that we are paying for the US Marshals to protect Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Why? Because she has been threatened by folks on the left and even had people go after her in the past. Has the left stopped their demonization campaign of DeVos? No, indeed. In fact, they have just ratcheted it up again with Rep. Maxine Waters specifically threatening her.
What’s caused the renewed attacks?
One of the great things about DeVos’s tenure has been her effort to bring due process back into schools.
From Daily Wire:
The Title IX reforms, as David French aptly describes at National Review, requires colleges to end their kangaroo courts when it comes to sexual assault – courts that have caught up students in an un-American, Kafka-esque process of proving their innocence. The new rules require colleges to permit cross-examination of witnesses including the accuser by attorneys for the accused, and stops universities from allowing evidence from those who refuse cross-examination. Furthermore, the new Title IX regulations allow the accused to see the evidence given against them – and yes, there were schools that prohibited the accused from even knowing the nature of the accusations against them.
But to the left, that’s bad.
The ACLU actually said that providing due process would be “Inappropriately favoring the accused.”
In fact, in an Orwellian interpretation, actually ensuring due process is “destroying civil rights protections” according to Maxine Waters.
Here’s she is threatening DeVos:
Not only did they attack basic due process as a bad thing, they also lied about what the changes were.
NARAL and Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA) both falsely claimed that the new changes would require schools to allow the accused to cross-examine the alleged victim. And they blasted that deception to their collective Twitter followers of almost a million people.
But that isn’t what the reported change says at all.
Reading comprehension. Or just out-and-out evil lying? Both still have the tweets up, stoking anxiety and vitriol.
In fact, the Ed Sec account called out Kennedy’s lie, he deflected and then tried to complain about the money spent on DeVos’ security, which takes some gall.
So if something happens, are Maxine Waters, Joe Kennedy and NARAL going to own up to their incitement?