Thursday 2 May 2024

Senator Barrasso Pushes For University Leaders To Be Fired, Federal Funding Pulled Over Pro-Hamas Protests

 Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) said at a press event on Wednesday that university leaders who have placated pro-Hamas extremists on their campuses deserve to lose their jobs and their schools should have their federal funding pulled.

Barrasso’s remarks come as multiple major universities have seen encampments spring up on their campuses where anti-Semitism has been fostered and various criminal acts have taken place.

“Violent mobs are continuing to sweep across America’s campuses. And these are anti-Jewish mobs, pro-Hamas mobs,” Barrasso said. “We have Jewish students on campus who are hearing the kind of threats that their great grandparents heard in Nazi Germany. And yet, the Biden administration and the Democrats across the country refuse to act.”

“Jewish students have actually been chased out of the classroom and off campus. And yet, university administrators, they cater to the mobs,” he continued. “The pro-Hamas terrorists have been out there shutting down classrooms and they have canceled classes today at UCLA. Commencements have been canceled.”

Barrasso said that college university presidents and administrators who have “put extremism ahead of education” should “lose their jobs.”

“So, Joe Biden and the national Democrats try to downplay this un-American activity. That’s dangerous and it’s wrong,” he said. “We have laws in this country to protect against violence, to protect students. Students have a right to be protected. Jewish students, all students on campus [have a right to be protected] from harassment, from discrimination.”

He said that schools that have failed to protect students should “lose their federal funding.”

“But Joe Biden would rather waffle than act. And why is that? Why does he bow down to these pro-Hamas protesters? It’s because of the election coming up and he knows he needs their votes,” he concluded. “That’s absolutely wrong. What the president ought to be doing is applying the law, returning order to campuses, and getting students back into the classroom.”


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