DC Mayor Bowser and police chief to testify to Congress on GWU campus protests

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Pamela Smith will testify before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday regarding the pro-Palestinian protests and encampment at George Washington University.

Officials from the House Oversight Committee and the mayor’s office confirmed to the Washington Examiner that both Bowser and Smith will appear before the committee as part of House Republicans’ “crackdown” on antisemitism spreading across college campuses due to the war in the Middle East.

The hearing, “Oversight of D.C.’s Response to Unlawful Activity and Antisemitism,” will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Both House Oversight and Education and the Workforce committees have demanded answers from district leadership over reports that police “refused” to clear pro-Palestinian encampments at the university.
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