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New Jersey CWA Director Hetty Rosenstein

Rosenstein regrets DeVos tweet

Labor leader said she hoped DeVos ‘dies a horrible, horrible death’ after cutting Special Olympics funding

By David Wildstein, March 28 2019 9:47 am

New Jersey CWA state director Hetty Rosenstein says she regrets a tweet saying that she hopes U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos “dies a horrible, horrible death” and promises to choose her words more carefully in the future.

“Late at night on Tuesday I learned that Betsy De Vos was cutting 100% of federal funding for the Special Olympics,” Rosenstein said.  “I don’t know the last time I heard such horrible news or felt such despair.  I had just posted that I couldn’t sleep.  And so I said something out of that despair that I regret.”

“I should not have said it.  I am a leader and I should have mustered something to help to inspire others to continue to fight for justice and to fight the power and privilege and immorality of the politics of DeVos,” said Rosenstein. “Instead I carelessly gave in to my own pain.  I won’t again and I will choose my words more carefully in the future.    Every day, each and every minute of my life, I will continue to fight for justice, equality and peace and I will do better in my constructive resistance to evil and injustice in the future.”

The proposal to cut special education funding has seen DeVos come under fire from Democratic officials in Congress and across the country, including in New Jersey.

Senate President Steve Sweeney called the cuts “sad, inexcusable and unacceptable.”

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2 thoughts on “Rosenstein regrets DeVos tweet

  1. If she was a non-Socialist, the same people who were silent in response to her gleeful call for a “horrible, horrible death” would be calling for her head.

    Don’t think her comments don’t reflect how the Socialist-Left thinks of her. Those comments reflect how they see anyone who voted for Trump. You can see the kinds of hysteria that led to the Nazis and their Death Camps.

    And remember, this is how they speak PUBLICLY.

    Has ANY public official denounced her comments, or they all afraid of her ? #AllSocialistsAreTheSame

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