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WASHINGTON — Back in January 2017, Betsy DeVos, then President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, told lawmakers at her confirmation hearing that the threat of grizzly bears in Wyoming justified the national push to equip schools with guns. She was responding to a question from Sen. Chris Murphy, of Connecticut, who’d made gun control a priority after the 2012 massacre of schoolchildren in Sandy Hook. 

DeVos’s gaffe, which garnered a slew of memes and a spoof on “Saturday Night Live,” became a metaphor for her tenure as education secretary. It also contributed to her status as the most unpopular member of Trump’s already-controversial cabinet. DeVos won confirmation by a literal hair, after all, thanks to Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote.