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GMU Students & Faculty Demand New Kavanaugh Probe, Claim “Threat To Mental Health”

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Authored by Zachary Petrizzo via The College Fix,

Some students at George Mason University continue to put pressure on campus leaders to fire U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his new post as a visiting law professor.

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Kavanaugh was hired in January by GMU’s Antonin Scalia Law School and is set to co-teach a class this summer called “Creation of the Constitution” in Runnymede, England, where the Magna Carta was sealed.

Despite the fact that Kavanaugh is teaching over 3,500 miles away from the Virginia campus, several students took to the podium at the Board of Visitors meeting last Wednesday to say they feel unsafe having Kavanaugh teach the class.

Exclusive video recorded by The College Fix shows several students, a few who say they are sexual assault survivors, address the campus leaders to tell them students’ mental health is threatened by the Kavanaugh hire.

“As a survivor of sexual assault this decision has really impacted me negatively,” one female student said.

“It is affecting my mental health knowing that an abuser will be part of our faculty.”

Another female student gave similar comments to the board:

“As someone who has survived sexual assault three times I do not feel comfortable with someone who has sexual assault allegations like walking on campus.”

A third female student told the board “we are fighting to eradicate sexual violence on this campus. But the hiring of Kavanaugh threatens the mental well being of all survivors on this campus.”

A fourth female student echoed similar sentiments, noting her sister is a sexual assault victim.

“I’ve seen what it does to a person,” she said. “I’ve seen what these cases can do to people.”

The comments were made during the meeting’s public comment section. The students represent a relatively new group on campus called “Mason 4 Survivors,” launched in recent months.

A student petition created by “Mason 4 Survivors” demands that the university “terminate AND void ALL contracts and affiliation with Brett Kavanaugh at George Mason University.” So far nearly 3,300 have signed it.

After the students spoke, Rector Tom Davis and GMU President Angel Cabrera said they were proud of the students and appreciated that they spoke up and acted as engaged citizens.

Later in the meeting, Cabrera suggested steps to continue to eradicate sexual assault on the campus, stating “one case of sexual assault is one too many.” The board agreed to learn more about sexual assault on campus and steps underway to combat the problem.

The next day, students continued their protest by marching around campus chanting “cancel Kavanaugh” and “take Kavanaugh off campus.” Some had blue tape over their mouths. The group delivered their petition to fire the Supreme Court justice to Merten Hall, an administration building.

The demonstrators also defaced a statue of George Mason, putting blue tape on his mouth and attaching anti-Kavanaugh signs to it, using it as a prop in their protest.

 

University spokesman Michael Sandler told The College Fix “we allow students to dress up the statue, so this doesn’t violate any policies that I’m aware of.” He said the university “strongly supports freedom of expression and this would seem to fall into that category.”

As to Kavanaugh’s fate at George Mason University, some members of the Faculty Senate may believe they have the right to investigate Kavanaugh independently despite the U.S. Senate’s determination. They called for as much at their meeting last Wednesday.

But President Cabrera has stated that Justice Kavanaugh’s appointment was approved by the law school faculty in January and he stands behind that decision.

via zerohedge

9 COMMENTS

  1. Atrocious to convict a DISTINGUISHED LEGAL MIND ON UNPROVED HEARSAY THESE FAKE THREAT- ENING TAUNTS WILL NOT STOP THE TRUE STUDENTS WHO WANT A PROPER LESSON . WHERE THESE FALSE FEMALE(not all women should be BELIEVED) SHOULD GO BACK TO THEIR JUNIOR COLLEGES AND GROW UP. BEST YET DON’T ATTEND AND LET THE JUSTICE SPEAK !

  2. These sophomoric musing of overly educated, unmatured simps is nothing more than another totally sad attempt at “Give me what I want or I’m going to hold my breath.” In other words, so maybe they too will understand, if you want to be treated like an adult, act like one! And please stop blaming others for your self-created inadequacies.
    Somewhere along the line, you may have glossed over a statement that is as true today as it was when it was written. “When I was a child, I thought and acted like a child, when I became an adult I put away the things of a child.” Maybe you should study on that for a while for the sake of your future.

  3. These sophomoric musing of overly educated, immature simps is nothing more than another totally sad attempt at “Give me what I want or I’m going to hold my breath.” In other words, so maybe they too will understand, if you want to be treated like an adult, act like one! And please stop blaming others for your self-created inadequacies.
    Somewhere along the line, you may have glossed over a statement that is as true today as it was when it was written. “When I was a child, I thought and acted like a child, when I became an adult I put away the things of a child.” Maybe you should study on that for a while for the sake of your future.

  4. When is this lunacy going to stop? Do these women not understand the concept of innocence? Did they not watch that farce of a confirmation hearing? Even though Judge Kavanaugh was proven not to have committed any form of sexual assault, and the women were outed as fabricating their stories, do these women still consider him as being guilty? If they want to protest some real sexual assaults and racists, they should be protesting at the Virginia State house! Strange how being a Democrat seems to absolve you of being racist or sexual assaulting women isn’t it! I guess you are only guilty If you are a Republican.

  5. These “WOMEN” were paid to make their statements. The only mental anguish is living with themselves after they finally realize the perpetrated lie they have brought upon a proven innocent man. This should be investigated and I feel confident that proof of payment came via someone or some organization directly tied to the Democratic party. Another pile of excrement that has been thrown against the wall to continue the mindless attacks on President Trump. They still have not gotten over the fact that their queen was struck down. What a bunch of babies and immature idiots.

    • true…and their “queen” is married to a true sexual offender who got away with it many times over and his accusers were never believed.

  6. Perhaps these women should change their own behavior if they are getting assaulted multiple times. I can’t believe this happens with no provocation…..multiple times! These girls are just a big pile of political c**p.

  7. Time to grow up and become adults…The man was actually proven innocent. most women were proven to have lied and why.Politics and money the first lady was known to have “retrieved” her memory from hypnosis. Many of us who have such experience with this “method ” know that those “memories ” are often flawed and inaccurate. Far from new information. As far as the double door she has the main door opened to a small foyer that allowed for two doors one to an office and one into the house. HER office.

  8. It sickens me that our congressional democrats would stoop so low as to have conspired with the women that accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault and that every democrat, instead of taking the stance of ‘innocent until proven guilty’ sided with the accusers before any evidence was even presented. In their questioning of then Judge Kavanaugh they didn’t even give him the respect his position affords him. They were rude, obnoxious, accusatory and in their minds tried and convicted. Not one of the allegations made against him turned out to be true, yet look what it has done to a spotless reputation. The democrats cooked up this scheme, not because it was Brett Kavanaugh that was nominated for Supreme Court Justice, but because he’s a conservative judge. The democrats would have done this terrible act of stupidity to the tooth fairy if she was a conservative. They gave no thought to how it might damage his reputation or record, or how it would affect his career, nor did they care. Now we’re seeing the results. I have to ask if these college girls demanding that he be removed from the faculty because they see him as a predator are really afraid of him or, like the women at his confirmation hearings, being paid by someone so that he looks bad and the democrats can work to get him removed from the Supreme Court. The faculty is so glad that these girls came forward, well, they are in an adult world now and should act like adults, not girls as I keep referring to them as. They have to grow up some day, isn’t college the right time for that? They need to quit being whiny little girls and act like adults. They should also know that the women that claimed Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them all lied and were paid to do so. He received a letter that was signed by, I believe, 60 women, I can’t remember the exact number, all stating that they’ve known Brett Kavanaugh for over 30 years and he’s never been anything but a gentleman with them. He’s had so many people come forward that can vouch for his kindness and gentlemanly ways around women.

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