John James Revealed: James Has Proven He’d be a Rubber Stamp for Betsy DeVos’ Anti-Education Agenda

James has said DeVos – who made it harder for Michiganders who were defrauded to get relief – is doing “very, very good

Yesterday, the Senate voted to overturn a Trump-DeVos rule that makes it harder for students defrauded by for-profit colleges to get help or forgiveness for their student loans. A majority of Senate Republicans sided with DeVos to protect the measure – which would impact nearly 6,000 Michiganders who are saddled with excessive debt after being swindled by predatory for-profit colleges.

John James has made clear he’d be a reliable vote for Betsy DeVos’ agenda. James has said DeVos is doing “very, very good,” praising her disastrous anti-education agenda which has included rolling back protections for victims of scammer for-profit colleges, and campus sexual assault guidelines that require colleges to hold perpetrators accountable. The DeVos family has paid him back for his support, pumping nearly a million dollars into a super PAC dedicated to supporting him.

“John James’ continued praise of Betsy DeVos has made it abundantly clear he’d be a rubber stamp for her anti-education agenda,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “Betsy DeVos and her family have thrown their full support behind James because they know he would stand with them in supporting predatory for-profit colleges, and not Michigan students.

The Michigan Democratic Party launched to hold the failed U.S. Senate candidate accountable for his positions – including those made over the course of the 2018 campaign that he then tried to delete after losing that campaign. Since announcing he’d run again, just over six months after his last failed bid, James has been hiding from Michigan voters and refusing to answer questions from Michigan media.