Republicans demand Biden administration protect campus free speech after Riley Gaines melee

The Biden administration has been noticeably mum about the angry mob that harassed former collegiate swimmer Riley Gaines at San Francisco State University, and House Republicans aren’t willing to let it slide.
The House Education and Workforce Committee Republicans fired off a letter Friday to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona demanding that he explain what the department is doing to “protect free speech and intellectual discourse on college campuses” after the SFSU incident.
“We are appalled at the treatment swimmer Riley Gaines received on April 6, 2023, as an invited speaker at San Francisco State University (‘SFSU’) – a recipient of approximately $58 million in federal education funds over the preceding 12 months,” said the letter led by Chairwoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina.
“Ms. Gaines’ reception at SFSU was aggressive and violent, unbefitting any institution of higher learning, let alone one that receives federal funding,” said the Republicans.
Ms. Gaines, a former
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