The move came after footage of Mosher’s comments, captured by a student in the online class, went viral on social media. Without naming them directly, the professor derided supporters of the president by saying: “You can’t argue with them, you can’t talk sense with them.” Professor Mosher mentioned during the lecture how she told another person the day before that her “only saving hope” was that “they all die before the election,” referring to supporters of President Trump.
Mosher, who was connected with the university’s biology department, also expressed frustration over the president’s supporters who attended his recent indoor rallies without wearing a mask. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has strongly encouraged wearing masks or face coverings and maintaining a considerable distance between other people as a way to protect one’s self against the coronavirus. (Related: White House to finally recommend everyone wear a mask.)
At the end of the footage, Mosher reiterated that she “should not be talking politics in here” – a definite irony to what Marshall University called the “overtly political statement” she made just moments before.
Both Mosher and Marshall University faced backlash after the video became public.
A Twitter user said that the professor’s comments were representative of the university and condemned her “wishing death on other people who disagree” as evil. Another user urged the university to “take appropriate action to discourage and extinguish” behavior similar to what Mosher did, adding that it would be “a black eye” for the university if nothing were done.
People from Marshall University also put their two cents on the matter, according to a report by local station WOWK.
Freshman Christian Eddy said that Mosher should not have voiced her opinion – most especially on an online class “in front of impressionable young men and women.”
Meanwhile, Gabrielle McNab disagreed with firing Mosher, but mentioned that it was “hard to say what the proper appropriate repercussions should be.”
History professor Dan Holbrook was “a little surprised” that a faculty member would be explicit about their beliefs.
In a Sept. 18 tweet, the university said that it “does not support or condone the use of any of its educational platforms to belittle people or wish harm on those who hold differing political views” and announced Mosher’s suspension.
University president Jerome Gilbert issued a statement on Sept. 21 condemning Mosher’s hateful comments, saying that Marshall University “believes in respect of all ideas and all people.” Gilbert ended his statement by reassuring that he will take appropriate action after the investigation by the university’s chief academic officer Jaime Taylor.
Liberal left-leaning professors have been vocal in their hatred of President Trump and people who support him, even before Jennifer Mosher’s comments went viral.
Early in September, University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis insisted there was nothing wrong with murdering supporters of President Trump. He defended the killing of Trump supporter Aaron Danielson by Antifa member Michael Reinoehl, calling it an example of violence necessary in certain circumstances.
A case similar to professor Mosher was documented back in December 2016. Orange Coast College professor Olga Perez Stable Cox was secretly filmed by a student in her human sexuality class, where she referred to President Trump’s 2016 victory as an “act of terrorism.”
The hatred expressed by left-leaning professors such as Mosher, Loomis and Cox are just the tip of the iceberg; expect similar comments from leftist academia as the November presidential election draws near.
Find out more news about anti-Trump sentiment from Mosher and other left-leaning professors at CampusInsanity.com.