Kyrillos: Treatment of Condoleezza Rice by Rutgers Students & Faculty an “Embarrassment” to New Jersey

Kyrillos: Treatment of Condoleezza Rice by Rutgers Students & Faculty an “Embarrassment” to New Jersey

Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) issued the following statement in response to the decision of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to not participate in the commencement ceremony at Rutgers University following protests by students and faculty:

“Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s reluctant decision to not give the Rutgers class of 2014 commencement speech is an embarrassment to both Rutgers and New Jersey.

“Despite one’s political beliefs, Secretary Rice’s life story is a great one, a strong example of the amazing accomplishments that can be achieved with determination and her message would have been an inspiration for new graduates.
“It is a shame that select faculty and students at Rutgers censored her for having views different than their own and goes against everything for which our state university should stand.”

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