Betsy Devos appears to have plagiarized quotes for Senate questionnaire

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One more plagiarism scandal for the road.

President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, in written responses to questions from senators, appears to have used several sentences and phrases from other sources without attribution — including from a top Obama administration civil rights official.

The responses from nominee Betsy DeVos were submitted Monday to the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which is voting Tuesday morning on her confirmation.

In answering a set of questions from Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on how she would address bullying of LGBT students, DeVos wrote: “Every child deserves to attend school in a safe, supportive environment where they can learn, thrive, and grow.”

“Every child deserves to attend school in a safe, supportive environment that allows them to thrive and grow,” Gupta said in the May 2016 release.

Trump transition officials who have handled DeVos’s nomination did not respond to questions sent Tuesday morning about the questionnaire.

You can read the rest at the Washington Post, or another story at CNN.

This is coming off the heels of Monica Crowley's plagiarism scandal.

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