A group of students at Harvard are beginning a petition to revoke the degrees belonging to key Republican lawmakers and Trump administration officials who graduated from Harvard.
This would include figures like Texas Senator Ted Cruz, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and ex Navy Seal Dan Crenshaw.
The petition has been put can be viewed here with the title “Revoke their Degrees.”
“It’s no secret that over adozen Harvard graduates worked hard to spread the disinformation and mistrust that created last Wednesday’s insurrection – from Representative Dan Crenshaw (HKS ‘17), who supported the December Texas lawsuit to invalidate the election, to Senator Ted Cruz (HLS ’97), one of the loudest claimants of fraud and a rare senator still objecting to the election certification after the violence at the Capitol, to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany (HLS ’17),who dutifully denies the validity of the election,” the petition states.
“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,” it continues. “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 violence on Capitol Hill is not an isolated incident, and it will not be the last if institutions like Harvard continue to allow white supremacy to go unchallenged.”
The students at Harvard aren’t the only ones who are pushing to punish Republican leaders. On Thursday, Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a hilarious video of her demanding that Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz resign for questioning the 2020 election.
The video was cringeworthy to say the least and featured Ocasio-Cortez attempting to scold the two Republican senators.
“I want to be clear to Senator Ted Cruz. You do not belong in the United States Senate. I want to be clear to Senator Josh Hawley. You do not belong in the United States Senate,” she said as she tried to be a tough girl.
“You do not belong in any democratically elected seat when you do not believe that that election was even legitimate according to your self-serving claims,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “So get out!”
“If they had any shred of integrity, any shred of integrity about their claims, their lies really, but their claims about this election, they would take off their pin and turn it in,” she continued. “But this isn’t about the truth to them. This is about if they want to be president in 2024. Let me give you a sneak peak. You will never be president. You will never command the respect of this country. Ever. Ever. And you should resign. So should every member of Congress that voted to overturn the results of our election.”
WATCH the hilarious video below:
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