California Rep. Jared Huffman says he owes hammers an apology for saying Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is as ‘dumb as a bag of hammers’ in 2018 after she did an interview with 60 minutes.
“Dear President Trump, if you want to meet someone who has an actual IQ problem (as opposed to just being black), meet your Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Rich, white, and dumber than a bag of hammers,” Huffman wrote in 2018.
On Wednesday the congressman finally issued an apology for his comments but not to DeVos, to hammers.
“I once took heat for calling Betsy DeVos “dumb as a bag of hammers,” Rep. Huffman wrote. “But after her 4 years as our Education Secretary, I now realize an apology is owed. To hammers.”
His tweet was accompanied by reporting from Politico detailing a department wide call in which DeVos urged career employees at the Department of Education to “resist” the incoming Biden administration.