27 Senators Call for Federal Defunding of Universities That Allow Antisemitism

They sent a letter to the attorney general and education secretary calling for action regarding an anti-Israel demonstration at Columbia University.

Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas headed a group of senators who signed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona that calls for action regarding the “outbreak of anti-Semitic, pro-terrorist mobs on college campuses.” The senators wrote that the demonstrations, which are occasionally violent, have “effectively shut down college campuses and have literally chased Jewish students away from our schools.”

The senators stated, “Rioting violates federal law. Violence or attempted violence against anyone because of their Jewish heritage violates federal law. School administrators’ failure to protect Jewish students from discrimination or harassment violates federal law and is grounds for those schools losing access to federal funds. Espousing support for terrorists such as Hamas violates federal immigration law and is grounds for deportation.”

The legislators continued, “The Department of Education and federal law enforcement must act immediately to restore order, prosecute the mobs who have perpetuated violence and threats against Jewish students, revoke the visas of all foreign nationals (such as exchange students) who have taken part in promoting terrorism, and hold accountable school administration who have stood by instead of protecting their students.” 

The senators requested a response from the federal officials by the end of the day Wednesday.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Attorney General Garland and Secretary Cardona to respond with discernment to the senators’ letter.
  • For members of both chambers of Congress as they seek to address the rise in antisemitism at American universities.

Sources: Townhall, Fox News


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