West Virginia University professor suspended after wishing Trump supporters to "die before the election"
An assistant professor at a West Virginia University was suspended after she wished Trump supporters “die before the election” in the video that went viral.
Professor Jennifer Mosher who teaches biology at Marshall University was placed on an administrative leave for her political views after she appeared on the video during which she said that Trump supporters should get coronavirus and die. She said that this is “the only saving hope” she has.
Her comment follows President Trump’s indoor rally where people allegedly didn’t wear face masks. She was recorded speaking on the topic during her virtual class session on Wednesday.
“I’ve become the type of person where I hope they all get it and die. I’m sorry, but that’s so frustrating — just — I don’t know what else to do. You can’t argue with the, you can’t talk with them. I said to somebody yesterday, I hope they all die before the election,” Mosher can be heard saying in the video.
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The investigation over the “overtly political statement” has been launched. On Friday, Marshall University issued a statement, saying that the professor “was removed from the classes yesterday” and place on leave.
“Marshall University this morning announced it is aware of an overtly political statement made by a faculty member in a recent viral virtual classroom session and widely circulated on social media. The university does not support or condone the use of any of its educational platforms to belittle people or wish harm on those who hold different political views,” the statement says.