Hoeven, Scott Condemn Campus Antisemitism, Urge Biden Administration to Take Action

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in introducing a resolution to condemn antisemitism on U.S. college campuses and university officials that refuse to take action against antisemitic violence that is endangering Jewish students. The resolution also calls on the Biden administration’s Department of Education to make sure colleges and universities are complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to protect Jewish students.

“University officials must restore order and protect Jewish students on college campuses across the country. Antisemitism cannot be tolerated,” said Senator Hoeven. “It’s also time the Biden administration steps in to guarantee schools provide safety to the Jewish students being targeted by these pro-Hamas, antisemitic mobs.”

“Antisemitism is rearing its ugly head at college campuses across our nation. Jewish students are being targeted with violence and harassment, and the university presidents and administrators, who should be defending them, are caving to the radical mob and allowing chaos to spread,” said Senator Scott. “Every Jewish student has the right to attend class, study, and walk campus safely. The ‘adults’ who refuse to uphold that right must be held accountable.”

Additional cosponsors of the resolution include Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Katie Britt (R-AL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Jim Risch (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Thom Tillis (R-NC). 

The full text of the resolution can be found here.