Rep. Ogles Introduces Bill To Send College Protesters To Gaza

The Tennessee congressman said he wouldn't expect protesters to 'last a day' in Gaza, suggesting he wants them to be killed

Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) introduced a bill in the House on Wednesday designed to send college protesters to Gaza.

According to Fox News, the bill doesn’t specifically mention the protests against Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza that have swept college campuses across the country but targets anyone convicted of “unlawful activity.”

The full text of the bill hasn’t been released, but the title says it would “require persons convicted of unlawful activity on the campus of an institution of higher education beginning on and after October 7, 2023, to provide community service in Gaza.”

Ogles said the minimum amount of time the protesters would have to spend in Gaza would be six months. “If you support a terrorist organization, and you participate in unlawful activity on campuses, you should get a taste of your own medicine,” he said.

The Tennessee Republican also suggested he expects the protesters to be killed in Gaza by saying, “I am going to bet that these pro-Hamas supporters wouldn’t last a day, but let’s give them the opportunity.”

The bill was co-sponsored by Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Randy Weber (R-TX). It’s the latest in a slew of legislation that’s been introduced in Congress to crack down on the protests, which have been falsely labeled as “antisemitic” despite the fact that Jewish students are participating in the demonstrations.

Ogles also introduced another bill targeting the protesters that would revoke student visas of foreign citizens who were arrested during the demonstrations. “These antisemitic, anti-America riots have wreaked havoc and chaos on campuses, leading to the cancellation of commencements and in-person classes. It is unacceptable that we would allow non-Americans to terrorize our institutions of higher learning,” he said.

Ogles suggested foreign students could go study in Gaza, but Israel has destroyed every university in the Strip.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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