House Republicans have taken a magnifying glass to Harvard University’s president, Claudine Gay’s alleged plagiarism, and their supposed attempts to shut down questions about her academic record. The Education and Workforce Committee Chairwoman, Virginia Foxx, from the great state of North Carolina, has thrown down the gauntlet and demanded Harvard’s elite innerworkings be laid bare for all to see.
Foxx has made it clear that she wants all the internal documents and communications related to these fishy plagiarism allegations and how Harvard has responded to media inquiries. She’s not pulling any punches and is questioning whether Harvard is holding Gay to the same standards they would hold their students.
— Elaine Greenwood (@ElaineGreenwo13) December 21, 2023
Elise Stefanik, the House GOP Conference Chairwoman hailing from the Empire State, has also promised to use every tool at her disposal, including subpoena power, to make sure Gay is held accountable. She is not mincing her words and has called out Harvard University for their “pathetic record of stifling free speech.”
The Republicans aren’t stopping there. They’re making it known that Harvard’s federal funding could be on the line if they don’t start playing by the rules. It’s as if they’re telling Harvard, “comply or say goodbye to that sweet, sweet government cashola!”
The investigation doesn’t stop at plagiarism, oh no! They’ve also got their eagle eyes fixed on Harvard’s president for alleged antisemitism. As if it wasn’t enough that Gay is accused of plagiarizing, she’s also been grilled about her stance on some truly uncouth speech relating to the Jewish community.
Harvard finds itself in hot water, with House Republicans breathing down their necks, demanding answers and transparency. They better start singing like a canary, or else they’ll be facing the wrath of the GOP committee. This isn’t going to be a walk in the park for Harvard, that’s for sure. They better gather their wits and brace for impact because the Republicans are coming in hot, and they mean business.