Al Sharpton posted a strange photo of himself to Twitter on Wednesday in which the MSNBC host is shown reading an upside-down book to protest the confirmation of new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
"If it looks like the book I'm reading is upside down,IT IS. That's why we need an Education Sec that has public education RIGHT SIDE UP! [sic]" the tweet read.
The book was Hellhound on His Trail, a Hampton Sides account of Martin Luther King's assassination and the subsequent manhunt for his killer.
If it looks like the book I'm reading is upside down,IT IS. That's why we need an Education Sec that has public education RIGHT SIDE UP! pic.twitter.com/xLwHrTlAXB
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) February 8, 2017
Sharpton, whose struggles with reading the teleprompter on his show "PoliticsNation" are well-documented, apparently tweeted this attempted slam to voice his displeasure at DeVos' advocacy for school choice.
Her confirmation was voted down by every Democrat in the Senate, in addition to two Republicans, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) and Susan Collins (R., Maine). Vice President Mike Pence broke the Senate's 50-50 tie on Tuesday to confirm her to the post.