John James Revealed: John James Supports Betsy DeVos Even As She Risks Safety of Michigan Students

Billionaire GOP donor and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is working to force Michigan public schools to reopen – despite having no plan to safely do so.

But as DeVos’ callous approach threatens the safety of students, teachers, and families and breaks with the guidance of health experts, failed politician John James continues to align himself with her reckless policies which hurt Michiganders. James has said DeVos is doing “very, very good” at the Department of Education and has benefited from nearly a million dollars in support from the DeVos Family. 

“John James is the DeVos family’s’ favorite candidate this cycle because they know he’d support Betsy DeVos’ anti-public school agenda that is bad for Michigan students,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Elena Kuhn. “James continues to show he’ll stand with DeVos as she recklessly pushes schools to reopen, even when it jeopardizes the health of Michigan students and teachers.”

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. For the first year of his campaign, James was largely in hiding from Michigan press and voters to try to paper over his out-of-touch record, and has only come out of hiding after facing scrutiny from Michiganders.