Senior advisor to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, supposedly believes that the thousands of calls flooding the White House to oppose the president’s nominee for secretary of education are not “real people.”
Capitol Hill staffers have said that they have been receiving a record 1.5 million calls a day from people against Betsy DeVos’ nomination.
Although the huge amount of calls might make some senators think twice before supporting DeVos for secretary of education, the White House is not paying too much attention to them.
According to Politico, during a meeting with lawmakers on Monday, Conway has dismissed the callers:
During Monday’s morning meeting, Conway, multiple sources said, shrugged off the concerns from thousands of people jamming phone lines critical of Trump’s Cabinet nominees, explaining that she’s more worried about her own “RPI” or “Real Person Impact” meter.
“She basically said the people jamming up the phones don’t matter to this White House,” a Republican senator’s communication director said. “That this administration just cares about what matters to ‘real people.’”
While on Fox News on Tuesday Conway suggested that DeVos would be confirmed, but may need a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.