For the record, the DeVos vote was 51-50, with every single Republican but two voting to confirm this unqualified farce, and every single Democrat delaying the vote as long as possible and then voting against it. From the New York Times:
Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks TieWASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos on Tuesday as education secretary, approving the embattled nominee only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.The 51-to-50 vote elevates Ms. DeVos — a wealthy donor from Michigan who has devoted much of her life to expanding educational choice through charter schools and vouchers, but has limited experience with the public school system — to be steward of the nation’s schools.Two Republicans voted against Ms. DeVos’s confirmation, a sign that some members of President Trump’s party are willing to go against him, possibly foreshadowing difficulty on some of the president’s more contentious legislative priorities.It was the first time that a vice president has been summoned to the Capitol to break a tie on a cabinet nomination, according to the Senate historian. Taking the gavel as the vote deadlocked at 50-50, Mr. Pence, a former member of the House, declared his vote for Ms. DeVos before announcing that Mr. Trump’s nominee for education secretary had been confirmed...
The problem with our politics is not partisanship or political parties. The problem with our politics is that the Republican Party -- the party for which Mr. Dowd worked so obediently for so many years -- is fucking insane.
But ABC's chief political analyst is either too psychologically damaged or too professionally dependent on the Great Big Lie of Both Sides Do It to ever admit this blatantly obvious fact. Which, in microcosm, is why Beltway media coverage of politics is so laughably awful.