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UW-La Crosse Rethinks Firing Employee for Supporting Trump Policy

UW-La Crosse Rethinks Firing Employee for Supporting Trump Policy

“wrongfully terminated her position”

Can you even imagine someone being fired from a university eight years ago for supporting Obama?

Watchdog reports:

UW-La Crosse backs down after firing employee for supporting Trump policy

A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employee fired for telling a co-worker that she supported President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could be back on the job soon, Wisconsin Watchdog has learned.

Kimberly Dearman, a law enforcement dispatcher for the western Wisconsin university, was fired this week on multiple charges, including “conduct unbecoming a university employee,” according to her attorney, Lee Fehr.

“Late [Wednesday] UWL admitted they wrongfully terminated her position,” Fehr said in an email to Wisconsin Watchdog Thursday morning.

UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow tells Wisconsin Watchdog that the university, on advice from University of Wisconsin System legal staff, has offered Dearman her job back. But the chancellor asserts that the employee was originally let go for making “racist comments.”

Ferh said his client is “considering options regarding employment.”

On Monday, Dearman was fired for a “comment she made in casual conversation to a coworker in response to Gow’s emails of January 30 and February 1, 2017,” Fehr wrote Tuesday in a letter to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.

In the first email sent to thousands of students, faculty and staff, Gow wrote that he was “shocked and saddened by President Trump’s order prohibiting refugees and people from certain predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.”


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Why would Gow send an email expressing his personal feelings about something that most likely has no impact on him personally? Is he using his position as chancellor as a bully pulpit?

Rhetorical question. He’s a liberal, so of course he does, every chance he gets.