According to a new NBC News report, Betsy DeVos began receiving round-the-clock from the U.S. Marshals Service shortly after being confirmed as Education Secretary.
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) November 16, 2018
More from NBC News:
“The order was issued after the Department of Education contacted administration officials regarding threats received by the Secretary of Education,” the Justice Department said in a statement. “The U.S.M.S. was identified to assist in this area based on its expertise and long experience providing executive protection.”
Education Department spokeswoman Liz Hill said DeVos had not personally requested the protection.
“We’re obviously not at liberty to discuss the nature of the threats,” Hill said. “But it should be obvious that they are significant. Otherwise, the trained professionals who made the call to escalate her detail wouldn’t have done so.”
Sounds pretty serious, right? Well, MSNBC doesn’t seem terribly concerned about DeVos’ welfare. In fact, they’re treating it more like a joke:
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) November 16, 2018
Love the scare quotes, MSNBC. We’re sure you’d’ve used them if DeVos were a Democrat.
Suppose we shouldn’t be surprised by MSNBC’s flippancy … not when NBC News themselves are trying to make DeVos look like the bad guy here:
The $12.1 million that U.S. taxpayers have already paid for the extra security DeVos receives would have paid for 1,968 Pell Grants for low-income college students for the upcoming school year or 268 new elementary teachers in Kansas, based on an NBC review of salary averages in the state.
Real subtle, guys.
Victim blaming ?
— Debra Monroe (@dmonroe59) November 16, 2018
This is why they call it Fake News! If she wasn't getting threats she wouldn't need the protection. How are NBC's ratings?
— Mark Teister (@MTeister) November 16, 2018
She gets threats against her. This is a hit piece by NBC and they know it
— Can Britney save us from the Democrats? (@murphyharvey1) November 16, 2018
Gee Josh. Why would she need the extra security? How about some reporting on the issue instead of reporting on the bitching.
— texascornhusker ❌ (@texascornhuske1) November 16, 2018
Shame on you. Heidi never wastes an opportunity to spread ? – where’s the focus on the leftist mobs and threats? What a joke you are!
— Farmer’s Daughter (@TobyandMel) November 16, 2018
Perhaps leftists should stop threatening to harm her.
— J ☠️ (@RumMafia) November 16, 2018
Don't blame Betsy DeVos. Blame unhinged leftists which require her to now have security.
— Michael (@Michael2014abc) November 16, 2018
What’s unusual about this @JoshNBCNews is that Cabinet level officials are being threatened with violence, the Press doesn’t report it and Democrats not only ‘don’t condemn it’, they actually ENCOURAGE it. If something like this happened to you, you might want an escort too.
— Bill (@Wagglethis) November 16, 2018