Madison, Wis. (August 9, 2021) — This morning, UW-Madison journalism professor Mike Wagner posted a tweet encouraging violence against a sitting United States Senator.  The Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans issued the following statement from Chairman John Beauchamp in response to such blatant political bias and unacceptable behavior:

“Professor Wagner’s social media post encouraging violence is inexcusable and a disgrace to the University of Wisconsin system. Wisconsin students can not expect to receive an impartial education from professors who believe that calls to violence are acceptable in political discourse. The Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans call on UW System President Tommy Thompson and UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank to condemn his statement and provide their plans to ensure that all Wisconsin students are treated fairly in the classroom this fall. Wisconsin College Republicans also call on UW-Madison to publicly announce disciplinary action against Professor Wagner for his encouragement of violence.”

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