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Harvard students & alumni petition university to REVOKE DEGREES of Ted Cruz, other grads who supported Trump's election claims

Added 01-17-21 04:37:02pm EST - “Not content to demand that political enemies be disbarred and banned from campus, Harvard University students are petitioning for the degrees of Senator Ted Cruz and others who challenged the 2020 election results to be revoked.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Harvard students & alumni petition university to REVOKE DEGREES of Ted Cruz, other grads who supported Trump’s election claims”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A petition has begun circulating to demand that the university nullify the degrees of such graduates as Cruz (R-Texas), US Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. The petitioners argued that by supporting President Donald Trump's allegations that Democrat Joe Biden's election victory was fraudulent, the Harvard graduates helped create a “white-supremacist uprising” at the US Capitol.

Cruz, a 1997 Harvard Law School graduate, spearheaded an effort in the Senate to force an investigation of alleged fraud in the 2020 election. Both Cruz and Crenshaw demanded an end to the violence during the January 6 Capitol riot. While Crenshaw supported an amicus brief asking the US Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit seeking to overturn Biden's win, he also congratulated the president-elect after electoral college ballots were cast on December 14 – and blasted Trump and other GOP members for leading protesters to believe that Congress could overturn the election's outcome.

As White House press secretary, McEnany spoke for Trump in alleging that Biden's victory was driven by hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes in swing states.

“Harvard values democracy, equality and the rule of law,” the petitioners said. “Does it value them enough to hold its own alumni accountable for the most flagrant attack on these principles in recent history?” The group repeatedly attributed the election-fraud protest to skin color, asking, “Is Harvard University prepared to take a stand for representative democracy and against violent white supremacy?”

The campaign to revoke degrees follows a petition earlier this month – led by Yale and Harvard students and alumni – calling for Cruz and Yale alumnus Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) to be disbarred from practicing law because of their election challenges. Civil rights lawyer Valarie Kaur said she supported the petition, even as Biden calls for unifying the politically polarized country, because there can be “no healing without accountability.”

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