The school is defending his free speech rights because that’s suddenly very important again for some reason.

The Washington Times reports:

San Diego State associate dean calls GOP an ‘extremist terrorist organization’

San Diego State University is defending an associate dean’s First Amendment rights after he called the GOP a terrorist group on Facebook.

“The Republican Party has become an extremist terrorist organization,” SDSU Associate Dean Patrick McCarthy wrote in the comments section of another user’s now-deleted post comparing “right-wing extremists” to the Islamic State, according to screenshots obtained by Campus Reform.

Another commenter pointed out that Mr. McCarthy was, in effect, calling his own school’s College Republicans group a terrorist organization, to which the faculty member responded, “College Republicans and the Republican Party of the United States are separate organizations.”

The commenter said Mr. McCarthy was still suggesting that his school’s College Republicans chapter engages with a terror organization.

The exchange caught the attention of Brandon Jones, president of the school’s College Republicans, who demanded Mr. McCarthy apologize.