Student government impeaches Turning Point USA’s chapter president at the University of Illinois for conservative views
A vindictive student government at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign impeached the president of the Turning Point USA chapter from the chairmanship of a “diversity” committee because he dared expressed his conservative views.
The impeachment came after Andrew Minik, chair of the Committee of Diversity and Inclusion, had helped to organize a memorial to victims of illegal immigrant criminals. The student government called the action a violation of rules requiring its members to “maintain a respectful decorum of fellow members of the campus community, maintain a welcoming environment for any individual regardless of opinion or background, and work consistently for the betterment of the organization, the student body, and the campus as a whole.”
The student government obviously didn’t see the high irony in going after Minik for his views as a violation of its own rule that requires a “welcoming environment for any individual regardless of opinion or background.”
Yes, one article of impeachment accused him of consistently failing his duties (e.g. filing paperwork) as chair of the committee. But the non-importance of that “failure,” often done by others, was belied by the intemperate two-hour meeting that accused him of using his own minority status to “marginalize” other minorities and of being a member of a racist national organization—Tuning Point USA—among other sins.
Apparently at Illinois, one can’t face the realty of crime committed by illegal immigrants and sympathize with their victims while, at the same time, being for diversity and inclusion, a clearly specious argument. Do they teach logic at the U of I?