Students push to impeach student body pres over Trump Jr. speech

The University of Florida Student Government chamber erupted Tuesday as some students demanded the resignation of their student body president for inviting President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., to speak on campus.

Student Body President Michael Murphy’s emails revealed that he had coordinated the speaker event with a Trump 2020 campaign official. The event took place on the evening of Oct. 5 and was met with great opposition, including disruptive protests, as Campus Reform reported at the time.

During the Tuesday meeting, student senator Ben Lima announced a resolution to impeach Student Body President Michael Murphy. Students from all over the political spectrum then spoke in support of and against the actions of Murphy.

Campus Reform reached out to Lima but was not able to receive comment in time for publication.


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