As of this writing, two Republicans — Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins — have announced they they will vote "no" on Betsy DeVos' nomination for Secretary of Education. Democrats are staying up all night to try to rally just one more, and provide voters precious few more hours to pressure other Republicans to join them in doing the right thing.
In between impassioned floor speeches, Senators are taking to Twitter to express gratitude to constituents for their thousands of calls and give encouragement to make more; announce what late-night hour they will be “holding the floor”; and offer an endless inventory of the reasons why this last stand in opposition to the “least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet” is so important.
Here’s a glimpse of the action:
Simply put: it is clear that Betsy DeVos has not done her homework in preparing for the job and we must refuse to confirm her. #HoldTheFloor
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 7, 2017
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) February 7, 2017
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) February 6, 2017
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 7, 2017
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) February 6, 2017
— Martin Heinrich (@MartinHeinrich) February 6, 2017
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 7, 2017
— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) February 7, 2017
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) February 7, 2017
— Michael F. Bennet (@SenBennetCO) February 7, 2017
Thank you all for your support. I'll be up all night working to get "just one more" republican to vote against Betsy DeVos. pic.twitter.com/SUWHrc5zZM
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) February 7, 2017
— Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) February 7, 2017
Find your Senator’s information and go make those calls.