State Republicans call for legislative hearings into how Rutgers handled pro-Palestinian protest

State Sen. Anthony Bucco has accused the school of caving to the demands of the protesters.

Matt Trapani

May 8, 2024, 12:30 AM

Updated 18 days ago

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Republican leaders in Trenton are calling for joint legislative hearings into Rutgers University and how school officials handled a pro-Palestinian protest last week.
State Sen. Anthony Bucco has accused the school of caving to the demands of the protesters.
“They should have never given any credibility to the antisemitic hate speech exhibited from our students. As a state university, I believe it is the Legislature's responsibility to take immediate action,” Bucco wrote.
State senator and gubernatorial candidate Jon Bramnick previously said, “Under no circumstance in this state should we negotiate with lawbreakers. These student protesters were trespassing. We should never negotiate with lawbreakers. It is a major mistake. What it does is it encourages others to break the law.”
Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway will testify before Congress on May 23 to answer for what the committee called the pervasiveness of antisemitism on campus.


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