Penn­syl­va­nia gov­er­nor slams Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia pres­i­den­t’s ‘absolute­ly shame­ful’ House tes­ti­mo­ny

Gov. Josh Shapiro (D‑PA) slammed Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia Pres­i­dent Liz Mag­ill’s tes­ti­mo­ny in front of Con­gress this week as “absolute­ly shame­ful” after she gave a con­tro­ver­sial response on pun­ish­ments for anti­semitism on cam­pus.
Mag­ill appeared in front of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives on Tues­day along­side the pres­i­dents of Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty and the Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy. Dur­ing her tes­ti­mo­ny, Mag­ill refused to state whether “call­ing for the geno­cide of Jews” vio­lat­ed the uni­ver­si­ty’s poli­cies on bul­ly­ing and harass­ment, claim­ing it was a “con­text-depen­dent deci­sion.”
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When pressed fur­ther by Rep. Elise Ste­fanik (R‑NY) for a “yes” or “no” answer, Mag­ill refused to respond. The oth­er col­lege lead­ers have also refused to explic­it­ly state whether the calls for geno­cide vio­lat­ed their school’s poli­cies.
“The sim­ple answer is yes, that vio­lates our pol­i­cy,” Shapiro told Jew­ish Insid­er on Wednes­day. “Lead­ers have a respon­si­bil­i­ty to speak and act with moral clar­i­ty, and Liz Mag­ill failed to meet that sim­ple tes …