Senator Tim Scott Concerned About Free Speech Issues and Anti-Semitism in Higher Ed
“It is very unfortunate that on too many campuses we’re seeing visceral attacks”
It’s great to see elected officials paying attention to these issues. Tim Scott is great and his concern is obviously genuine.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Sen. Tim Scott questions integrity of higher education system
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., questioned the integrity of higher education amid attacks on free speech and an increasingly pervasive climate of anti-Semitism on campuses on Tuesday.
“The fact of the matter is that liberal arts education has been celebrated for a very long time,” Scott said in an interview with Red Alert Politics. “It is very unfortunate that on too many campuses we’re seeing visceral attacks that this really questions the integrity of some of the institutions.”
The senator was honored at the annual gala for the Endowment for Middle East Truth, a pro-Israel think tank and policy center, where he touted in his acceptance speech his support for Israel “not because I was elected to Congress, not because I’m Republican, not because I’m a conservative, but because I’m an evangelical Christian.”
During the speech, Scott said, “I’m reminded that while we have international struggles, we have international challenges, we have significant challenges on our college campuses in America today.”
“It’s one of the reasons I sponsored the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act,” he added. “Because we are to… celebrate the significant contributions of the Jewish people here in America, so that it becomes the springboard for us to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our best friend in the world, the State of Israel.”
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