Apparently, attempting a coup is a bridge too far for the University of Rhode Island, so they revoked honorary degrees of disgraced retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, according to CNN. Oh, and it was a unanimous decision.
In a unanimous vote, the Board of Trustees voted to revoke Flynn and Giuliani’s degrees following a recommendation by the school’s honorary degree committee after a “comprehensive and objective review” in December.
“I agree with the Board’s decision,” university President Marc Parlange said in a news release. “Based on the findings of the Honorary Degree Committee, I made a recommendation to the Board of Trustees to revoke the honorary degrees of General Flynn and Mayor Giuliani, agreeing that they no longer represent the highest level of our values and standards that were evident when we first bestowed the degree.”
‘Margo Cook, chair of the Board of Trustees, confirmed the board’s vote in the news release and said that “the Board of Trustees supports the University and its mission to uphold its values, especially its commitment to intellectual and ethical leadership and fostering an environment of diversity and respect,”‘ the report continues.
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Giuliani was awarded the Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa in 2003 based on his leadership in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks. He was a pretty fucking big deal in New York City at the time, but he tossed his reputation down the drain for Donald Trump. Who knows why.
And then we have Flynn, a 1981 graduate of the university and a three-star Army general, who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2014. He ended his career in disgrace.
“Giuliani has been a central figure in former President Donald Trump’s failed bid to overturn the 2020 election on the basis of unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud,” the outlet reports. “The House select committee investigating the January 6 US Capitol riot issued a subpoena for Giuliani on Tuesday.”
‘In the recommendation for revocation, the committee cited Giuliani’s participation in a January 6 rally as inciting “domestic terrorist behavior aimed at preventing Congress from certifying the outcome of the 2020 presidential election,”‘ the report adds.
Giuliani gave up everything for Trump. He deserves everything he gets.
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