U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet spent more time tweeting complaints of yesterday’s confirmation hearing with Education secretary nominee Besty DeVos than the time that he actually allowed her to answer questions.

Ironically, he was complaining that he didn’t have enough time to ask more questions.


You can watch for yourself here beginning at the 2:14:36 mark, where Bennet takes up a lot of his precious time to chide the chairman for not allowing a second round of questions.

Then he insults and degrades the nominee’s work, rambling on and on, before allowing her to even speak. When she begins to defend herself, Bennet cuts her off again, and a third time.


In all, Bennet used his time to showboat for about five minutes, and asked one question of the nominee who by our accounting, spoke about a minute-and-a-half, defending herself and correcting Bennet’s assertions of the Michigan school system.

Bennet corrected himself when he accidentally berated the Chicago school system instead. Freudian slip, we suppose.

When Bennet finally did actually ask a question, it was this: What do kids need in the 21st Century?

We imagine if he were allowed a second question, it would be; what do kids eat for lunch in the 21st Century?