A group of students at Harvard University are demanding that the degrees earned by Trump allies be revoked as punishment for their political opinions.
“Harvard must revoke the degrees of alumni whose incendiary language and subversion of democratic processes—rooted in a history of white supremacist voter suppression—incited the violent insurrection on January 6,” the petition said, which was obtained by Fox Business. “This includes all who have used their platforms to deny the validity of the presidential election. They do not and should not represent a university committed to ‘strengthening democracy’ and ‘the advancement of justice.'”
The petition singled out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, but also claimed, “It’s no secret that over a dozen Harvard graduates worked hard to spread the disinformation and mistrust that created last Wednesday’s insurrection.”
According to Fox Business, the petition is gaining traction not just among the younger undergraduates, but even among the middle-aged students. “I was surprised how popular this petition is even among mid-career students,” one student told Fox, who spoke only on the condition anonymity out of fear. “It’s one thing for 22-year-olds to sign onto something radical but another thing for 40-year-olds to buy into it.”
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