Univer­sity as­so­ciate dean calls GOP an ‘ex­trem­ist ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion’

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Jessica Chas­mar

San Diego State Univer­sity is de­fend­ing an as­so­ciate dean’s First Amend­ment rights af­ter he called the GOP a ter­ror­ist group on Face­book.

“The Re­pub­li­can Party has be­come an ex­trem­ist ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion,” Pa­trick McCarthy wrote in the com­ments sec­tion of another user’s now-deleted post com­par­ing “right-wing ex­trem­ists” to the Is­lamic State, ac­cord­ing to screen­shots ob­tained by Cam­pus Re­form.

Another com­menter pointed out that Mr. McCarthy, in ef­fect, was call­ing his own school’s Col­lege Re­pub­li­cans group a ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, to which the fac­ulty mem­ber re­sponded, “Col­lege Re­pub­li­cans and the Re­pub­li­can Party of the United States are sep­a­rate or­ga­ni­za­tions.”

The ex­change caught the at­ten­tion of Bran­don Jones, pres­i­dent of the school’s Col­lege Re­pub­li­cans, who de­manded Mr. McCarthy apol­o­gize.

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