A Republican member of Congress claimed on Tuesday to have undergone a “ceremony of passage and badge of honor” and accused Harvard College of “caving to the woke left”, after she misplaced an advisory function for perpetuating Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.
Consultant Elise Stefanik of New York was faraway from a senior advisory committee at Harvard’s faculty of presidency after she declined to resign voluntarily, based on Douglas Elmendorf, dean of the Harvard Kennedy College.
A whole lot of scholars and alumni referred to as on Harvard to chop ties with Stefanik, a 2006 Harvard graduate, after final week’s violent revolt on the US Capitol, which Trump incited.
Stefanik was amongst 147 Republicans who went forward with objections to certifying Joe Biden’s election, even after the assault left 5 folks lifeless.
She condemned the rioters however repeated false claims about “unprecedented voting irregularities” within the presidential election.
Till Harvard took motion, Stefanik was one in every of roughly a dozen present and former public servants on a senior advisory committee for the Institute of Politics, a program meant to get undergraduates excited by public service careers.
In a press release, Stefanik mentioned: “The choice by Harvard’s administration to cower and cave to the woke left will proceed to erode variety of thought, public discourse and finally the scholar expertise.”
Elmendorf mentioned the choice was not primarily based on political ideology.
“Quite, in my evaluation, Elise has made public assertions about voter fraud in November’s presidential election that don’t have any foundation in proof, and he or she has made public statements about courtroom actions associated to the election which are incorrect.”
Stefanik, who represents an upstate New York district, was re-elected to a fourth time period in November.