WATCH LIVE: Senate Democrats conduct 24-hour speech marathon to oppose Betsy DeVos
Betsy DeVos during her Senate confirmation hearing (Screenshot)

Senate Democrats are holding a "24-hour marathon of speeches" to protest Betsy DeVos's nomination for Education secretary, Politico reports.


"Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us," Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) explained, according to The Hill.

“The more people learn about Betsy DeVos, the more they realize how wrong she is for our students and schools. The more they hear about her background, the more they see her as one more way President Trump has broken his promise to ‘drain the swamp,’" the senator added in a press release.

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