(OPINION) ETH – Harvard University students are circulating a petition calling for revoking degrees from Trump supporters and aides who attended the elite Ivy League institution following the Capitol riots in DC.
According to the report from Fox Business, a copy of the petition states that supporters of President Trump were involved in spreading the “disinformation and mistrust” that led to last week’s deadly riot at the United States Capitol Building.
The petition is entitled, “Revoke their Degrees,” and was reportedly circulated by four students on campus who attend Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
The petition calls on the university to be “Prepared to take a stand for representative democracy and against violent white supremacy,” by specifically revoking degrees of three Harvard graduates who are supporters of the president: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).
The petition described all of these as “violent actors” who need to be held accountable for their alleged actions. The report states that a spokesman for Harvard declined to comment other than to say the university is aware of the petition. McEnany, Cruz and Crenshaw had no immediate comment.