“Hey hey, ho ho, Ben Sasse has got to go.”
We’re at the point where the mere idea of a Republican taking on a leadership position at a university sparks protests. Students here claimed to be opposed to Ben Sasse’s position on gay marriage, even after he gave a perfectly reasonable position on the issue.
Just the News has details:
The first question Sasse received at the Q&A was regarding his opposition to same-sex marriage.
The senator said that the Supreme Court’s ruling is the “law of the land” and will not be changing.
“I believe in the universal dignity and the immeasurable worth of every single person,” Sasse said. “All the tens of millions of Floridians, all … 56,000 students here, all 30,000 faculty and staff. Every person has immeasurable worth and dignity, and we need to create a community of inclusion and respect and trust where people feel heard and appreciated and cherished.”
“There are definitely federal policy issues where I’ve had disputes before about which decisions courts should be making versus legislatures, but Obergefell, for example, is the law of the land and nothing about Obergefell is changing in the United States,” he continued.
“So your question is: do I support and affirm everybody in this community? Absolutely. And frankly, one of my jobs would be to make sure that we as a community work hard for everybody to feel included, and one piece of that is making sure we understand what metrics we have to make sure we’re getting better at making people feel included.”
After Sasse’s response, protestors chanted, “Hey hey, ho ho, Ben Sasse has got to go.”
Student protesters at the University of Florida have disrupted a forum with Senator Ben Sasse who revealed this week that he is the lone finalist to be the university’s next president. pic.twitter.com/0x9YFYIw4o
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