Susan Rice's Conservative Son Allegedly Assaulted at Stanford
Stanford College Republicans (SCR) president John David Rice-Cameron is pressing charges after a left-wing student at Stanford University allegedly “hit him” and “forcefully pushed him back” during a pro-Brett Kavanaugh event Tuesday afternoon.
Rice-Cameron is the son of Obama administration official Susan Rice and, surprisingly, a conservative Republican and outspoken supporter of President Trump.
"During a 'Change My Mind' tabling event regarding the presumption of innocence and the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, SCR's President was assaulted by Melinda Hernandez," the group posted on Facebook.
A sophomore at Stanford, Hernandez approached our President, hit him in chest and forcefully pushed him back. (Hernandez is shown in the striped top below).
Our President is pressing full charges against Hernandez. Violence is completely unacceptable, and we will not allow anyone to get away with it.
"In addition to having our President assaulted by the violent and unhinged Melinda Hernandez, SCR members were harassed at yesterday's 'Change My Mind' table throughout the day," the group wrote in another Facebook post. "Leftists vandalized and destroyed our signs, threw paint and water at our members, and hurled insults and profanities for hours. This is the state of poltical [sic] discourse at Stanford University: defined by the violent and childlish [sic] antics of the unhinged left."
Several students were caught on camera harassing the SCR member manning the “Change My Mind” table and one ripped up the College Republicans' signs supporting Kavanaugh.
“Nobody should be assaulted on campus, under any circumstances,” Rice-Cameron told the Stanford Daily. Hernandez and other witnesses denied the allegations, according to the paper, claiming that "she touched him without force." An anonymous eyewitness described her as being “angry [and] upset,” and "combative" toward toward Rice-Cameron.
“She kept getting in his face, louder and louder — she walked straight towards him and invaded his personal space and definitely put her hands on him,” he said.
Another witness, a member of SCR who also declined to be named, described the contact as a push, but not a “hard push,” given that Rice-Cameron wasn’t shoved to the ground.
In a now deleted Facebook post, Hernandez cast herself as the victim in the altercation.
“This is clearly an exertion of power and privilege by [SCR],” she wrote. “Those who know my character, from a distance or up close, know my fight in social justice lies in peace.”
According to Stanford Department of Public Safety spokesperson Bill Larson, Hernandez was placed under a private person arrest at Rice-Cameron’s request and issued a citation for battery in response to Rice-Cameron’s allegations that she “shoved him in the chest with her hand during a verbal disagreement.” Larson added that there was no obvious physical injury to either party involved, and that Rice-Cameron declined to be evaluated by paramedics. Moving forward, the District Attorney’s Office will review the case and decide upon any further action.