Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Falwell considered for Education Secretary - the bottom is not yet in sight

Iliana Novick writes for Alternet about the Cabinet of Horrors: Jerry Falwell Jr. Under Consideration for Secretary of Education. He says he will “definitely play a role in the administration.”

Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell Jr. is under consideration for Secretary of Education. Yes, the president of an Evangelical university, who believes that evolution is a lie, who is president of a university that was founded in opposition to school integration, may be dictating the educational agenda of America’s public school children.

Falwell Jr. confirmed to the Associated Press on Friday that he had met with Trump at Trump Tower. Falwell told Virginia’s Richmond Times-Dispatch last week that he’s let the administration know that “one of my passions is reforming higher education and education in general.” When pressed by other outlets, including the Associated Press, whether that role would be as Secretary of Education, Falwell would not, “confirm or deny whether he was being vetted as secretary of education, but says he will ‘definitely play a role’ in the administration.’”

After the infamous “grab them by the pussy” Access Hollywood tape, Falwell, Jr. defended Trump, saying “We’re all sinners, every one of us. We’ve all done things we wish we hadn’t.”

Like voting for Trump? Or nominating Falwell to a cabinet post?

When it comes to the Trump administration and cabinet nominations, we have not hit bottom yet.

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