“Instead of engaging with the panelists, a shocking number of Yale Law students hurled constant insults and obscenities at them and tried to prevent them from speaking and being heard”
The left has been doing these types of mob actions on college campuses for years, so it’s heartening to see political leaders finally taking notice.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
US Senators, Governors Call on Yale Law To Punish ‘Vitriolic Mob’ That Disrupted Free Speech Event
U.S. senators, governors from across the country, and other prominent figures have signed an open letter asking Yale Law School to discipline the “vitriolic mob” that derailed a bipartisan panel on free speech, the latest call for consequences amid the law school’s inaction.
The letter, sent today to the Yale Law administration, included signatures from Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Mike Lee (R., Utah), nine members of the House of Representatives, and the governors of Tennessee, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Mississippi, and Idaho. It urges the school to punish the “physical intimidation and menacing behavior” directed at the speakers, who were escorted out of the event by police after a rowdy, vulgar protest.
“Instead of engaging with the panelists, a shocking number of Yale Law students hurled constant insults and obscenities at them and tried to prevent them from speaking and being heard,” the letter reads. “Our nation desperately needs the next generation of attorneys, legislators, judges, and Supreme Court justices to be marked by the character and values that undergird the American legal profession and a free society.”
To that end, the letter calls on the law school to “condemn the behavior of students who violated other people’s rights” and “take appropriate disciplinary actions in keeping with Yale’s free speech policies.” It also demands that the law school “retract and/or issue corrections to” its initial statement about the protest, which the law school claimed had not disrupted the event or necessitated police assistance.
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