April 22, 2024

By Josh Christenson


House Republican conference chairwoman Elise Stefanik and every New York GOP House lawmaker demanded on Monday that Columbia President Minouche Shafik resign immediately for failing to crack down on “a large unauthorized antisemitic riot” that has engulfed the university’s campus.

“It is time for Columbia University to turn the page on this shameful chapter. This can only be done through the restoration of order and your prompt resignation,” Stefanik and the nine other Republican representatives from the Empire State wrote in a letter exclusively obtained by The Post.

“We, the undersigned members, urge you to step down immediately so that someone who will take action against this mob can step up to meet the moment this crisis demands.”

The House Republicans denounced the “anarchy” at the Morningside Heights university campus that has unfolded over the past few days, with in-person classes canceled on Monday and a prominent rabbi urging Jewish students at Columbia and Barnard to go home before the start of Passover.

“As the leader of this institution, one of your chief objectives, morally and under law, is to ensure students have a safe learning environment. By every measure, you have failed this obligation,” they wrote. “While the rot is systemic, the responsibility rests squarely on your shoulders.”

The other New York Republican co-signatories included Reps. Nicole Malliotakis, Claudia Tenney, Nick Langworthy, Nick LaLota, Andrew Garbarino, Anthony D’Esposito, Marc Molinaro, Brandon Williams and Mike Lawler.