US house passes resolution condemning university presidents’ testimony on campus antisemitism

The US House passes a resolution condemning controversial testimony last week by the presidents of Harvard University, The University of Pennsylvania, and MIT on campus antisemitism where they refused to clearly say whether a call for a genocide of Jews would violate the schools’ policies on harassment and hate speech.

The resolution says the university presidents were “evasive and dismissive” during the hearing and failed “to simply condemn such action,” CNN reports.

Amid the widespread backlash to the testimony, Liz Magill of UPenn resigned over the weekend while school boards backed Harvard President Claudine Gay and MIT President Sally Kornbluth.

The House resolution urged Gay and Kornbluth to resign as well.

Gay has apologized for the remarks.

Lawmakers approved the resolution 303-126, with 125 Democrats and 1 Republican opposing the measure.

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