“The legislation passed the General Affairs Committee but could not make it out of the full senate.”
This is part of a resolution that is so dumb that it couldn’t even pass at Washington University.
The College Fix reports:
Israel is an ‘aggressive power’ like Russia, student senators say
The University of Washington student government will need to work on the language of its resolution condemning the invasion of Ukraine by Russia if it wants to win over enough votes to pass next semester.
The Associated Students of the University of Washington tabled a resolution that condemned Russia and Israel for being “aggressive power[s].”
The resolution stated that ASUW “declares [its] strong condemnation of the use of any military force by an aggressive power against any sovereign state, nation, peoples, or groups around the world.”
The resolution, primarily focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, included a “condemnation of all military force around the world, not only in Ukraine,” but also “the conflicts in Yemen, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, Myanmar, South Sudan, Ethiopia, the Sahel region of Africa, and others.”
Even this expansive condemnation could not win over enough votes to pass.
“This feels unfinished,” senator Nat Cabrera said, explaining his opposition to the resolution, according to The Daily.
“As someone with a culture that’s been erased for 400 years, this feels performative,” he said, according to the campus newspaper. “To have the oppressed named in a single clause and to not name the oppressor at all seems, again, lackluster.”
The legislation passed the General Affairs Committee but could not make it out of the full senate.
The College Fix contacted General Affairs Committee Chair Makenzie Deshler and Senate Speaker Timothy Billing twice in the past two weeks. The Fix asked for comments on the intended result of the resolution, the reasoning behind the official declaration and if there were plans to pass a revised or similar resolution in the future but there was no reply.
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