A Marshall University professor has been suspended for a pre-virtual lesson political rant in which she appeared to wish for the death of Donald Trump supporters prior to Election Day.
In a 44-second video clip, Marshall biology professor Jennifer Mosher references an indoor event where attendees weren’t wearing masks. The clip doesn’t specifically mention the president.
“I’ve become the type of person where I hope they all get it and die,” she says. “I’m sorry, but that’s so frustrating – just – I don’t know what else to do. You can’t argue with them, you can’t talk sense with them, uhm, I said to somebody yesterday I hope they all die before the election.”
A student in the class posted the video to Twitter, according to WOWK.
"I hope they all die before the election"
-Marshall Assistant professor Jennifer Mosher hoping Trump supporters die of covid before election. pic.twitter.com/PUcOGgtyRB
— The Gray American (@grayAmerican1) September 18, 2020
In a statement made Friday, university officials said
Marshall University this morning announced it is aware of an overtly political statement made by a faculty member in a recent virtual classroom session and widely circulated on social media. The University 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. The professor was removed from the classroom yesterday and is on administrative leave, pending an investigation. There will be no further comment on this personnel matter at this time.
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