Ste­fanik and New York GOP demand Colum­bia pres­i­dent resign: ‘You have failed’

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Stefanik and New York GOP demand  Columbia president resign: ‘You have failed’

New York House Repub­li­cans are demand­ing that Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty Pres­i­dent Minouche Shafik resign from her posi­tion as pro-Pales­tin­ian protests erupt on the cam­pus ahead of Passover, a Jew­ish hol­i­day.
House Repub­li­can Con­fer­ence Chair­woman Elise Ste­fanik (R‑NY) led a let­ter sent to Shafik on Mon­day say­ing the pres­i­dent should step down “for fail­ing to put an end to an unsanc­tioned mob of stu­dents and agi­ta­tors” involved in anti­se­mit­ic inci­dents and calls for vio­lence against Jew­ish stu­dents.
The let­ter comes after clash­es between pro-Pales­tin­ian and pro-Israel demon­stra­tors led to calls to pro­tect Jew­ish stu­dents from sev­er­al local and fed­er­al law­mak­ers and polit­i­cal fig­ures. A Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty rab­bi encour­aged Jew­ish stu­dents to go home because the school could not guar­an­tee the safe­ty of the stu­dents. Shafik announced a shift to vir­tu­al class­es on Mon­day, the begin­ning of Passover, due to the high lev­els of cam­pus unrest.

Police in riot gear stand guard as demon­stra­tors …