Jeff Sessions accuses colleges of creating ‘sanctimonious’ snowflakes

July 24, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday told a group of conservative high school students that colleges have created a generation of “sanctimonious, sensitive, supercilious snowflakes.”

Speaking at Turning Point USA High School Leadership Summit at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Mr. Sessions went on a fiery tirade accusing colleges of coddling students. He railed against the liberal ideology of safe spaces and grade inflation.

“Rather than molding a generation of mature, well-informed adults, some schools are doing everything they can to create a generation of sanctimonious, sensitive, supercilious snowflakes,” he said.

He also mocked Cornell University for holding a “cry-in” after President Trump’s election in 2016 and the University of Michigan and Tufts University, where students were encouraged to draw their feelings about the president’s victory.

“This is a disservice to their students and a disservice to this nation,” he said.

These polices, Mr. Sessions said, are shutting down open debate, especially conservative viewpoints. He told the crowd that under some university policies, speech can be stopped just because someone is offended.

“It doesn’t matter how reasonable, how peaceable or how true their speech may be if somebody doesn’t like it, then it’s forbidden,” he said.

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