Some students at George Mason University in Virginia are reportedly saying they feel threatened by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh teaching a course on the U.S. Constitution in…England.
England. As in, that country across the Atlantic that is far, far away from Virginia. Where these students are.
Just so we’re clear.
According to the College Fix, this group of GMU students are protesting the college’s hiring Kavanaugh as a visiting law professor, who’s slated to teach a course called “Creation of the Constitution” in Runnymede, England, this summer.
During a recent open-comment session during the school’s Board of Visitors meeting last Wednesday, some students complained that Kavanaugh (who was confirmed by the United States Senate and has been convicted of exactly zero sexual crimes, I remind you) is damaging to their “mental health.”
“As a survivor of sexual assault this decision has really impacted me negatively,” one female student said. “It is affecting my mental health knowing that an abuser will be part of our faculty.”
Another female student added, “As someone who has survived sexual assault three times, I do not feel comfortable with someone who has sexual assault allegations like walking on campus.”
Another claimed that “the hiring of Kavanaugh threatens the mental well being of all survivors on this campus.”
If that weren’t crazy enough, some members of GMU’s faculty have actually proposed that the school launch their own independent investigation of the sexual assault allegations made against Kavanaugh.
In a prior meeting discussing Kavanaugh's hiring, GMU President Angel Cabrera argued that Kavanaugh’s being tapped as a visiting professor was a faculty decision and not a judicial determination on his guilt or innocence, saying that's not the school's job.
It was then that Professor Bethany Letiecq, president of George Mason University’s AAUP chapter, piped up and suggested that the school should look into the matter.
“Well, should we investigate that? I mean, should we investigate that,” Letiecq said. “He’s been accused, and there has not been a full investigation as far as I’m … that I can see.”
“So, I mean, George Mason University … investigate a Supreme Court justice who has been confirmed by the United States Senate?” Cabrera asked, incredulous.
“Yes!” a woman in the crowd hollered.
Now seems like a good moment to point out that at one juncture in my early adult life, I considered going to law school. At the time, GMU was near the top of my list as a solid place of potential post-graduate study.
It wouldn't be anymore.