Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) is calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate who is funding anti-Israel protests on college campuses. In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Hawley alleges that these protests are often “coordinated and funded by foreign governments and organizations that are hostile to the United States and its allies.”
“Let’s start with our colleges, our universities,” Hannity began. “We had a debate on this show last night, Senator. We had Cornel West and Alan Dershowitz debating this issue, Cornel West mostly agreeing with the Harvard groups, all 31 of them, on the issue of blaming Israel and Israel only, and said things needed to be more ‘nuanced.’ And I’m like, we’re talking about supporting terrorists. How is it that a prestigious university like Harvard could have students this, frankly, dumb and ignorant? Makes me want to send my kids to a state school any day over that institution.”
“You know, and that same institution, Sean, as I recall, was quick to fly the flag of Ukraine over Harvard yard, but now, when Israel is under attack, their terrorists are murdering children, cutting off the heads of babies, they want to wipe Israel off the face of the map,” Hawley pointed out. “Let’s be honest: They would kill every Jew in the world if they could.”
“That’s what the terrorists want and to be silent in the face of that or to celebrate it as these crazy student groups are doing? What I want to know is who’s funding these student groups,” Hawley declared. “I hope the DOJ is investigating where the money is coming from. Are there terror groups who are part of these networks who are infiltrating our campuses? This is crazy stuff that we’re seeing on these campuses, and for these administrators to have their hand out and take federal money, taxpayer money, and (on) the same dime be silent or silently condone this kind of terrorism, it is just grotesque.”
Hawley argues that these protests are not simply free speech, but rather a form of foreign interference in American politics. He alleges that these protests are being coordinated by foreign governments and organizations that are hostile to the United States and its allies, and that they are intended to undermine support for Israel and promote anti-Semitism.