UF Student President Faces Ouster Over Junior Speech

The Tampa Bay Times reports:

Last month’s visit to the University of Florida by President Donald Trump’s oldest son is still reverberating through campus, with some student leaders pushing to oust the student body president who invited him. For only the second time in the school’s 115-year history, a student president faces impeachment — and this time it’s happening with a U.S. president under the same threat.

Those behind the effort say Michael Murphy conspired with an official for Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign to bring Donald Trump Jr. and Trump campaign adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle to campus for speeches on Oct. 10. Questions have been raised about the legality of the visit, as Murphy agreed to pay the pair $50,000 in publicly funded student activity fees and the law says public funds cannot be used to support political campaigns.

The Florida Alligator reports:

The resolution was filed Tuesday in light of released emails between Murphy and Caroline Wren, a national financial consultant for Trump Victory, the president’s 2020 reelection committee, to bring Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle to campus Oct. 10.

Student Body Statutes and rules do not designate a committee to review impeachment resolutions. Instead, impeachment resolutions go straight to the Impeachment Body, which is senators elected in Spring. If the Impeachment Body votes to impeach, Murphy would be suspended from office.

The Trial Body, which is senators elected in Fall, vote on removal. If the body votes against removal, his suspension would end.

As I previously reported, the father of the student body president is a pro-Trump lobbyist and was photographed with Junior earlier this year.