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Delaware Senators, Strong Critics of Trump Nominations

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Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons denounced President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees in fiercely worded statements.

Carper, who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, questioned Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Delaware Democrat noted that as Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt eliminated the environmental protection unit and raised millions of dollar from the fossil fuel industry.

Both Coons and Carper severely criticized Betsy DeVos who has been named to head the Department of Education.

They said that her lack of knowledge alone made her nomination problematic.

DeVos has been criticized for pushing charter schools at the expense of public schools.

Carper told the Wilmington News Journal that he had received 46-hundred emails, phone calls and letters about Trump’s nominations.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.