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Columbia University becomes a congressional pilgrimage

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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Chaotic protests at Columbia University are spurring visits to the college from at least 10 members of Congress this week from states as far flung as North Carolina, Florida and Louisiana.

Why it matters: It's a sign of how salient the issue of college antisemitism has become within Congress since the onset of the Israel-Hamas war and subsequent pro-Palestinian protests.

The visits come as the House is on a one-week recess.

Driving the news: House Speaker Mike Johnson's (R-La.) office announced Tuesday that the speaker will meet with Jewish students at the New York City-based college on Wednesday...

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