Polis Sparks Controversy With Remarks About Campus Rape Cases

September 10, 2015

By Elizabeth Hernandez at The Denver Post

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis said Thursday that colleges should be able to use a lower standard of proof to expel students accused of sexual assaults on campus.

The Boulder Democrat's remarks came at a congressional subcommittee meeting on higher education about preventing sexual assault on college campuses. ( Watch video here).

"If there are 10 people who have been accused, and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all 10 people," Polis said. "We're not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, we're talking about them being transferred to another university, for crying out loud...