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College Student Body President May Be ‘Impeached’ for Asking Don Trump Jr. to Speak

At the University of Florida, a paid appearance has irked some people

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A student body president invited Don Trump Jr. to speak at his college, the University of Florida in Gainesville, last month — and now that student president is being impeached.

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Student leaders are so fuming mad over the Trump Jr. visit that they’re pushing to oust the student president.

They’ve already delivered an “impeachment resolution” to him. This would be only the second time in the school’s history that a student president faces impeachment.

And it’s no coincidence that this is unfolding as President Donald Trump is facing a similiar sham in the House in Washington, D.C., in my view.

Democrats have created such division in this country.

Now, liberal students are accusing Michael C. Murphy, the study body president, of “conspiring” with a Trump campaign official to bring Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle to campus for speeches.

The “smoking gun” that those on the Left say is “impeachable” is that Murphy agreed to pay the duo $50,000 — using student funds.

Critics say those funds were not to be used for “politics” — while his supporters say he did nothing wrong.

“Adav Noti, senior director of the Campaign Legal Center and former legal counsel for the Federal Election Commission, said he couldn’t say whether Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle violated campaign laws while at UF, because ‘the line between campaigning and sort of promoting an agenda is not always crystal clear,'” according to a report published on Tuesday in the Tampa Bay Times.

“But there is still cause for concern about the event, he said,” the outlet reported.

“’Campaign officials shouldn’t be giving paid speeches to charitable organizations,’ Noti added. ‘That shouldn’t be happening. So all the discussions about whether they broke the law or not shouldn’t obscure the bigger point that they just don’t care about the law.'”

“Murphy has maintained since before the event that it was not a campaign stop, even though the speeches focused mainly on the senior Trump’s success as president,” the Tampa Bay Times noted as well.

“Then an email surfaced, as first reported by UF’s independent student newspaper, The Alligator, showing Murphy worked to set up the event with Caroline Wren, national finance consultant for Trump Victory, a fundraising committee for the president’s campaign.”

Murphy, said the same outlet, “has come under fire for his apparent ties to the Trump family. Photos on social media show him and Emily Dunson, who leads UF’s Gator Party, together at Trump events in Washington, D.C. Campaign finance records show the student president’s father, Dan Murphy, donated $5,600 to Trump’s campaign this year.”

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“Michael Murphy and Dunson did not respond to calls seeking comment,” said the Tampa Bay Times..

“If this was not a campaign event, then why was the student body president in communication with the Trump campaign to bring these speakers to campus?” asked student senator Ben Limus.

As with the current impeachment scenario going on in D.C., college students are not much interested in this — and have already forgotten about the speech that happened a month ago.

One student said, “I don’t really think there is evidence of an impeachable offense. I’m not saying that it doesn’t raise any eyebrows, but it also isn’t the nail in the coffin.”

When will liberals learn?

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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