Tue. Feb 25th, 2020

UF students threaten impeachment for student body president over Trump Jr.’s visit


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CHRIS: THE PRESIDENT’S SON AND SENIOR CAMPAIGN ADVISOR SPOKE TO STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM BEHIND ME. HIS MESSAGE WAS THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSERVATIVE VALUES AND THE STRENGTH OF THE ECONOMY RIGHT NOW. BUT THE ENTIRE EVENT WAS RAUCOUS WITH DISSENT AND SUPPORT FROM THE CROWD. >> NO TRUMP, NO KKK, NO FASCIST USA. CHRIS: A COALITION OF STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS CALLED, NO — CALLED NO NAZIS AT UF MARCHED AROUND THE AUDITORIUM, THURSDAY NIGHT. THEY SAY THEY’RE ANGRY THEIR STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE MONEY WAS BEING SPENT ON THE EVENT. >> THE USE OF STUDENT FEES TO FUND THIS EVENT IS QUESTIONABLE. THAT’S WHY MOST OF THE STUDENTS ARE UPSET. >> EVEN IF PEOPLE WEREN’T OPPOSED TO THAT, WE JUST REALLY OPPOSE THE RHETORIC THAT THE ENTIRE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION STANDS FOR. IT’S RACIST, SEXIST, XENOPHOBIC, HOMOPHOBIC. CHRIS: A UNIVERSITY SPOKESPERSON SAYS BECAUSE THEY WERE BEING PAID STUDENT FEES, DONALD JR. AND HIS GIRLFRIEND, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, COULD NOT CAMPAIGN DURING THEIR SPEECHES. SOME CONSERVATIVE STUDENTS WE SPOKE TO SAY THEY’RE HAPPY THEIR SCHOOL ALLOWED THE SPEAKERS, BECAUSE IT DEMONSTRATES FREEDOM OF SPEECH. >> I THINK IT’S INAPPROPRIATE TO SAY, “NO, ONE SIDE SHOULDN’T BE ABLE TO SPEAK.” I DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING. I DON’T THINK IT SHOULD BE CENSORED OR BANNED JUST BECAUSE I DON’T AGREE WITH IT. CHRIS: THE DEBATE CARRIED INSIDE THE AUDITORIUM AND THROUGH BOTH SPEECHES. CHRIS: DONALD TRUMP JR. DID SAY HE PLANS TO VISIT FLORIDA AGAIN BEFORE THE 2020 ELEC

UF students threaten impeachment for student body president over Trump Jr.’s visit

Donald Trump isn’t the only president facing an impeachment inquiry. The student body president of the University of Florida is facing an impeachment threat for spending $50,000 in student fees to bring Trump’s eldest son and his girlfriend to campus.Members of the university’s student senate on Tuesday filed a resolution to impeach Student Body President Michael Murphy for malfeasance and abuse of power.The resolution accuses Murphy of spending mandatory student fees to push his own political beliefs when he brought Donald Trump Jr., and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, to speak on campus last month.The resolution says Student Body statutes forbid student money from being spent in support of or against a political party.The Tampa Bay Times reports Murphy has maintained that the visit wasn’t campaign related.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —

Donald Trump isn’t the only president facing an impeachment inquiry. The student body president of the University of Florida is facing an impeachment threat for spending $50,000 in student fees to bring Trump’s eldest son and his girlfriend to campus.

Members of the university’s student senate on Tuesday filed a resolution to impeach Student Body President Michael Murphy for malfeasance and abuse of power.

The resolution accuses Murphy of spending mandatory student fees to push his own political beliefs when he brought Donald Trump Jr., and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, to speak on campus last month.

The resolution says Student Body statutes forbid student money from being spent in support of or against a political party.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Murphy has

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