Nelson to Vote Against DeVos

With a close vote looming, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Wednesday he will vote against confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education.

In a brief statement, Nelson alluded to announcements that Republican senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska would oppose DeVos, who has been nominated by GOP President Donald Trump.

“I will be joining my Republican colleagues Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in voting ‘no’ against Betsy DeVos,” Nelson said.