“to prevent Shapiro’s speaking event from taking place”
The College Republicans invited Shapiro to speak, and some students are trying to pass a resolution condemning Shapiro as a white supremacist. So ridiculous.
The Daily Orange reports:
College Republicans reject resolution condemning Ben Shapiro
The Syracuse University College Republicans pushed back against a draft resolution from students that condemned conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s proposed visit to campus.
The Student Association’s Finance Board approved the College Republicans’ $39,000 request to invite Shapiro to SU on Monday. The event — which would be coordinated in partnership with the Young America’s Foundation, a conservative youth organization — is still in the works, the College Republicans’ executive board said in a statement Friday.
Shapiro currently serves as editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, a conservative news and opinion website he founded in 2015. He has gone viral on social media several times in recent years for making controversial comments.
Several students, including Justine Hastings and Ryan Golden, respective candidates for SA president and vice-president, drafted a resolution Tuesday calling Shapiro a “white supremacist” and requesting that “whatever measures are necessary” be taken to prevent Shapiro’s speaking event from taking place.
In a statement Friday, the College Republicans’ executive board said it “emphatically” rejects the notion that Shapiro is a white supremacist.
“There is no evidence for this beyond the sowing together of less than a dozen statements said over two decades that have been interpreted in the most uncharitable way possible,” the board said.
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