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Higher ed leaders condemn Capitol insurrection, police response

January 7, 2021

College presidents issued a flurry of statements censuring the violent protestors who forced lawmakers to flee from their chambers, with some condemning Trump for his role in sparking the unrest. Hours before the mob attack, Trump held a rally near the White House where he urged his supporters to march on the Capitol, repeated false claims of election fraud and vowed to never concede defeat.

The president of Dillard University, an HBCU in Louisiana, called out Trump and his ideology. “Trump & Trumpism is a drug,” Walter Kimbrough wrote on Twitter. “Too many Republican elected officials & Fox News pundits were the drug dealers.”

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