Mike Johnson calls on ‘weak, inept’ Columbia president to resign over Israel-Gaza protests

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is joining calls for Columbia University President Minouche Shafik to resign over her efforts to handle growing antisemitism on campus following clashes between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel protesters.

In an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday morning, Johnson called what’s happening at Columbia under Shafik’s leadership “unconscionable.”

“This President Shafik has shown to be a very weak, inept leader,” Johnson said. “They cannot even guarantee the safety of Jewish students? They’re expected to run for their lives and stay home from class? It’s just, it’s maddening. What we’re seeing on these college campuses across the country is disgusting and unacceptable.”

Johnson’s interview comes hours before he is set to meet with Jewish students at Columbia University and have a meal with Rabbi Yuda Drizin, followed by a press conference where
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