Foxx Calls for Cardona’s Resignation
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 6, 2024
WASHINGTON – Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement calling for Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona’s resignation after he refused to say the ‘from the river, to the sea’ chant is antisemitic:
"Three months after October 7 and the disgusting antisemitic demonstrations that followed, there is no excusing Secretary Cardona’s cowardly evasion of the antisemitic character of the phrase ‘from the river, to the sea.’ Unfortunately, this is just the latest example in a long record of abject failure.
"His Department has so willfully exceeded its statutory authority in its spending spree that it has failed its two most recent audits. Now, millions of families and students may lose their chance at an opportunity to pursue postsecondary education because his Department couldn’t properly update the FAFSA even after Congress granted the Department an additional year. These failures are in large part due to his direction of Department resources to unconstitutional schemes rooted in a willful disdain for the Constitution and the rule of law.
"This nation deserves much better than bungling and deliberate misuse of taxpayer dollars. And Jewish students deserve to know that their Education Secretary understands the hate they face and has the necessary courage and clarity to confront it. It is time for the Secretary to resign."
On February 6, Secretary Cardona met with Jewish reporters. As reported by the Jewish Insider, "U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said on Tuesday that calls for genocide are 'not tolerable' but stopped short of saying whether the phrase 'from the river, to the sea, Palestine will be free' should be considered antisemitic by university administrators."