In his floor remarks on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called DeVos "the least-qualified nominee in a historically unqualified Cabinet", and asked Republicans to "look into their conscience" before casting their votes Tuesday.
In 2014, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) opted to change the Senate rules to require only 51 vote to end debate for a confirmation.
Democrats on Monday intensified their already-vigorous assault on the nomination. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Democrats need to "get over the fact that the election didn't turn out the way they hoped and get back to work".
"As owners of the Windquest Group, Betsy and Dick DeVos are the primary backers of Neurocare". And they insisted they still had a chance to sway a Republican vote.
And they are anxious about DeVos and President Donald Trump's prescription for public schools: A sweeping $20 billion voucher program, paid for by diverting unspecified federal funds to school choice, including private schools. But aside from Murkowski and Collins, no other Republican senator has expressed a willingness to vote against President Donald Trump's nominee.
"Tens of thousands of teachers throughout this country have risen to protest her nomination because they would never walk into a classroom as ill prepared as Ms. Devos walked into that hearing", said. Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said he was confident.
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DeVos, the rabbis noted, has devoted her career in education to school choice and led a Political Action Committee "which promotes vouchers that would enable parents to take their children and funding away from public schools into private schools, including sectarian schools".
He suggested Democrats 'simply can not - can not - accept the results of a democratic election.' And he tsk-tsked groups on the left who are pressuring Democratic senators to 'continue to resist'.
Democrats were united in their opposition. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - are rare defections from their party on a cabinet nomination. Patty Murray, D-Wash., tweeted. Republican Sens. Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania), John Hoeven (North Dakota), Dean Heller (Nevada) and Deb Fischer (Nebraska) - each considered potential candidates to flip and oppose DeVos - announced late last week that they would support Trump's nominee.
Capitol switchboards have been swamped by phone calls from voters across the country attempting to reach their senators and voice either opposition or support for DeVos.