The student government at the University of Oregon is trying to kick the College Republican organization off campus by cutting funding and taking away its status as a campus-recognized club.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, the student government “unanimously passed a resolution calling for ‘cultural competency training’ for all organizations during a meeting with College Republican leaders.”
The call for their removal comes after some College Republican members went to a “stop the steal” rally. Some members posted a picture they took at the rally on Instagram. Two Proud Boys flags are displayed in the background. Political director for College Republicans, Isaiah De Alba, told the Free Beacon that they do not support the Proud Boys “in any way, shape, or form.”
“The reality of the situation is that this is not about our one-time Instagram post.… This is about a long-standing hate for conservative ideology on campus and the mob mentality at our university,” De Alba said. “We are more than happy to compromise with [the student government] in some way that does not conflict with our conservative beliefs or beliefs in free speech.”
Activists at the University of Oregon have repeatedly claimed that College Republicans endorse white supremacy and political violence. However, they have never once called on College Democrats to denounce violent leftist extremist groups like antifa.
“The calls for the club’s abolition continued in the student newspaper, the Daily Emerald. One student columnist said the university was ‘protecting and [legitimizing] White ideology’ by letting the club operate on campus,” according to the Free Beacon’s report.