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UPenn President Backtracks On Statement Following Nationwide Criticism

via New York Post
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The University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting following President Liz Magill’s controversial comments on antisemitism during a congressional hearing.

Magill faced criticism for her response to a question about whether calling for the genocide of Jews violated the university’s code of conduct.

“If the speech turns into conduct, it can be harassment. Yes,” Magill said. (Trending: Biden Bank Records Reveal Another Massive Bombshell)

“It is a context-dependent decision.”

“This is unacceptable,” Rep. Elise Stefanik responded.

Despite the backlash, Magill remained in her position following the end of the meeting.

Her initial remarks were later walked back in a video statement, acknowledging the gravity of the issue.

“There was a moment during yesterday’s congressional hearing on antisemitism when I was asked if a call for the genocide of Jewish people on our campus would violate our policies. In that moment, I was focused on our university’s long-standing policies aligned with the U.S. Constitution, which says that speech alone is not punishable,” Magill said.

“I was not focused on, but I should have been, on the irrefutable fact that a call for genocide of Jewish people is a call for some of the most terrible violence human beings can perpetrate.”

Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro criticized her comments as “unacceptable,” indicating a lack of leadership.

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