Congressman’s Call To Expel Students Falsely Accused Of Rape Draws Rebuke From Local Paper

September 13, 2015

By Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller

The hometown newspaper of Colorado U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is censuring the Democrat for his “spectacularly bad” proposal for how to deal with campus sexual assault.

During a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held earlier this week, Polis said that all students accused of sexual assault should be expelled, even if there is a high likelihood that they were falsely accused.

“If I was running [a private university], I might say, ‘Well, you know even if there’s a 20 to 30 percent chance that it happened, I would want to remove this individual,'” Polis said during an exchange with Joseph Cohn, the policy director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education...