“Mrs. DeVos too often lacks experience. Just as often, she has the wrong experience we should expect from someone to lead the Department of Education in what really is a critical juncture for our country,” said Sen. Carper.

Democratic bid to deny approval ultimately failed after Vice President Mike Pence broke a tied Senate. Carper spoke on the Senate floor before the vote.

Sen. Chris Coons also voted no on DeVos and explained it on Fox.