It’s somewhat surprising that he resigned. People who work in academia say things like this all the time.

Campus Reform reports:

NC State vice chancellor steps down after tweets calling Republicans ‘KKK’ members, ‘neo-nazis’ surface

North Carolina State University Vice-Chancellor Mike Mullen has stepped down after the North Carolina State College Republicans called for his “immediate resignation” over a May 2018 tweet in which he called Republicans “neo-nazis,” “KKK” members, and “alt-right crazies.”

A university spokesman confirmed Mullen’s resignation to Campus Reform Thursday night.

“Dr. Mike Mullen has resigned from his position as Vice-Chancellor and Dean for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. His last day in the office is Friday, August 16. An interim replacement will be announced soon,” the spokesperson said.

While Dr. Mullen is stepping down from his position as Vice-Chancellor and Dean for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, he is not completely leaving the university and is “planning on returning to the faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,” according to the spokesperson.

In another tweet, Mullen reportedly said “Sitting in the Renaissance lounge, working, listening to three redneck businessmen discussing democratic mobs and violence. Lots of coded language. #bloodboiling.”

Separately, Mullen has suggested using executive order to eliminate the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“Let’s use Executive Order to nullify the 2nd. Get guns off the streets. Period. Heck Lindsey, lets just throw the constitution out and impose a dictatorship,” he tweeted in response to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

The resignation comes on the same day that the North Carolina State College Republicans released a statement requesting Dr.Mullen’s “immediate resignation” because of “his continued insolence and insulting rhetoric.”

 
 
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