Chairman of House Oversight Committee Mentions CUNY Protest during Hearing on Campus Free Speech

May 22nd, 2018

Today, the House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing, titled “Challenges to the Freedom of Speech on College Campuses: Part II.” At 19:30, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) referenced the protest at CUNY Law School:

“There has been a trend of intolerance against those voicing unpopular ideas or speech deemed disagreeable or offensive by some students and faculty at colleges and universities. This is occurring across the ideological spectrum, and even at law schools. Even at law schools where students should be taught to engage in a civil way with each other’s viewpoints. This past march at Lewis & Clark law school and at the City University of New York law school, protesters disrupted speakers who were invited to speak.”