Republican Lawmakers Call for Prosecuting ‘Pro-Terrorist Campus Mobs’

A group of GOP Senators released a letter this week calling on the Biden administration to “prosecute” pro-Palestinian protesters at college campuses across the country.

Organized by Senators Marsha Blackburn, (R-TN.), and Tom Cotton, (R-AK.), the letter is signed by more than two dozen Senate Republicans and was sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

“We write regarding the outbreak of antisemitic, pro-terrorist mobs on college campuses. These pro-Hamas rioters have effectively shut down college campuses and have literally chased Jewish students away from our schools,” the senators wrote.

The letter argues that the protests at Columbia University and other colleges are “directly threatening Jewish students,” claiming that “a prominent Jewish rabbi at Columbia University urged Jewish students to flee campus and stay away for their own safety.”

The Republicans also called on the Biden administration to “revoke the visas of all foreign nationals (such as exchange students) who have taken part in promoting terrorism, and hold accountable school administrators who have stood by instead of protecting their students.”

“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 letter continues.

The senator’s conclude the letter with a request for an update on the Biden administration’s efforts to enforce laws on college campuses by Wednesday night.

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