Georgetown University law faculty took a knee to protest Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to campus to “give remarks about free speech.” This may be a sign that the protest that has started in the NFL is spreading after Donald Trump attacked black NFL anthem protesters as sons of bitches.
Georgetown Law faculty arrives to take a knee in protest of Sessions' appearance on campus. pic.twitter.com/aOEaUgAQAJ
— Will Racke (@hwillracke) September 26, 2017
In an open letter, members of the faculty slammed Sessions for his hypocrisy, saying he is a key member of the administration “headed by a President who spent last weekend denouncing athletes engaging in free expression and calling for them to be fired.”
“This kind of government chilling of speech is precisely what the First Amendment to the United States Constitution is meant to prevent.” “A man who fails to recognize paradigmatic violations of the First Amendment is a poor choice to speak about free speech on campuses.”
From members of the Georgetown University Law Center faculty, re AG Sessions’ appearance tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/R2a3qG1xtR
— Heidi Li Feldman (@HeidiLiFeldman) September 26, 2017