A rumour has been spreading across Twitter that Charlotte Clymer is Joe Biden’s new pick for education secretary. We investigate where this rumour came from and take a closer look at Charlotte Clymer’s career.

Who is Charlotte Clymer?

Clymer is an American activist, writer and LGBTQ+ rights advocate. She was born on 12 October 1986 and moved from Utah to Texas with her family.

She describes herself as a proud trans woman and lesbian.

Clymer is also an army veteran. She enrolled in the US army in 2005 and served in the 3rd US infantry regiment until 2012.

Clymer gained her bachelor’s of science in American government and politics in 2012 at the United States Military Academy. She also gained another bachelor’s in liberal studies from Georgetown University in 2016. Clymer is currently working towards an MA in political communication from the School of Public Affairs.

Charlotte is the former press secretary for rapid response at the Human Rights Campaign, an organisation focusing on LGBTQ+ civil rights in Washington DC. She also serves on the DC Commission For Persons With Disabilities and the Board For The Centre For Law And Military Policy. She also previously worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Clymer was also named in Fortune’s 40 under 40 list 2020.

Is Charlotte Clymer Joe Biden’s pick for education secretary?

There is a rumour running around Twitter that Charlotte Clymer will be Joe Biden’s nomination for education secretary.

The information seems to have stemmed from this Twitter post below. However, there has been no confirmation from members of the Biden administration of this nomination, nor is there any other evidence to back up this claim.

Clymer herself addressed the rumour in a tongue-in-cheek post on Twitter.

She also writes it has been the “culmination of a dream I’ve had for the last 30 minutes”. It seems like Clymer is enjoying having fun with the speculation and playing with her audience.

Some other users can’t believe people would fall for the rumour.

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