Thursday's HOT MIC
The Trump administration will replace an Obama-era schools directive on sexual assault in an attempt to balance the rights of victims and the accused, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Thursday.
"The truth is that the system established by the prior administration has failed too many students," DeVos said during a speech at George Mason University. "Survivors, victims of a lack of due process and campus administrators have all told me that the current approach does a disservice to everyone involved."
"Instead of working with schools on behalf of students, the prior administration weaponized the Office for Civil Rights to work against schools and against students," DeVos said. She added that "the era of 'rule by letter' is over. "
And the money quote: "The notion that a school must diminish due process rights to better serve the 'victim' only creates more victims."
The left is not taking this news well:
DeVos made the announcement during a tightly controlled half-hour event at the university's Arlington, Va., campus, with at least a dozen local police officers stationed outside. She did not take questions afterward. Shouts from protesters outside could be heard as DeVos spoke.
"It's really telling us that we don't matter, that our pain is not relevant to people in power," said Chessy Prout, 18. Prout said she was assaulted as a high school freshman and subsequently had to change schools.
Here's an idea: How about you judge people by their words and actions instead of listening to the little SJW translator in your head? You're welcome.