The Daily Princetonian reports:
On Thursday, March 4, the American Whig-Cliosophic Society (Whig-Clio) voted to rescind its highest honor, the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service (JMA), from Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 (R-Texas).
Following a 90 minute assembly, where speeches were given for and against rescinding, 37 people voted in favor of rescinding, 32 voted not to rescind, and five people abstained. The motion’s passing marked the first time Whig-Clio voted to rescind a JMA.
The JMA has been granted by Whig-Clio since 1960. The award is bestowed upon an individual who has “taken up the arduous but righteous cause of dedicating their life to the betterment of society.”
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Princeton university debating society votes to rescind award granted to Ted Cruz, citing years of odious gimbusry. https://t.co/qfPm7IoqFb
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