UPDATE: Georgetown University has issued a response through Media Relations Manager Matt Hill.
"The views of faculty members expressed in their private capacities are their own and not the views of the University. Our policy does not prohibit speech based on the person presenting ideas or the content of those ideas, even when those ideas may be difficult, controversial or objectionable. While faculty members may exercise freedom of speech, we expect that their classrooms and interaction with students be free of bias and geared toward thoughtful, respectful dialogue.”
A Georgetown University professor is under fire for tweeting death threats against Republican Senators supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Campus Reform first reported the story:
Georgetown University Distinguished Associate Professor Christine Fair tweeted that white Republican senators in the Brett Kavanaugh hearing deserve to die.
“Look at thus [sic] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist's arrogated entitlement,” Fair tweeted on Thursday. Referencing a video of "Lindsey Graham's tirade," Fair, who is a victim of sexual assault, added, “all of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps."
"Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes," she concluded the tweet.
As of Monday afternoon on October 1, the tweet is still up:
Look at thus chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist's arrogated entitlement.— (((Christine Fair))) (@CChristineFair) September 29, 2018
All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes. https://t.co/tT7Igu157y
Since Kavanaugh's nomination in July and after unfounded allegations of sexual assault were lobbed against him in the 11th hour, a number of Republican Senators have received serious and vicious threats to their offices.
For example, here's a list of threats received Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley:
-“I hope you get raped so you can understand what that woman is going through.”
-“You’re a disgusting excuse for a human being, and I don’t know how you can live with yourself. I hope you never have children because they’ll be just as worthless as you are.”
-“You’re racist trash.”
-“Senator Grassley doesn’t have a spine and neither do you bitch.”
-“I just wanted to call and tell you that you are a piece of shit and Senator Grassley is a fucking piece of shit and he can’t die from a heart attack soon enough.”
-“I feel really sorry for women like you – outside of your office you’re probably disturbed by this but apparently you have a job to do.”
Georgetown has not responded to requests for comment on Fair's threats.