Colbert: DeVos Saved Her Job at the Expense of Trans Kids’ Safety
COLBERT: "This was controversial, even within the administration. Education secretary and chunky necklace victim Betsy DeVos initially resisted signing off on it because of the potential harm that rescinding the protections could cause transgender students. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has opposed expanding transgender rights, pushed DeVos to relent. 'Come on, Betsy, they won't let me discriminate against black people. Just give me this one. I need something!' (Cheering and applause) Jeff Sessions fans. Jeff Sessions fans. Huge Jeff Sessions fans here tonight. Ultimately, Trump sided with Sessions, and, when DeVos was faced with the alternative of resigning or defying the President, she agreed to go along. So, Betsy DeVos knew it would harm children and did it, anyway, to save her job. How does she sleep at night? I'll let the states decide."