UNITY? Prof pushes 'nazification of the Republican party' theory as respected law scholar is equated with 'Holocaust denier'

A growing number of professors is equating Republicans , conservatives, and those concerned about election integrity with nazis and holocaust deniers.

George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan Turley, who was among the voices in support of investigating reported irregularities in the 2020 presidential election, says viewpoint intolerance on college campuses is "unnerving."

A law professor called for the firing of George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley because he suggested the government investigate reported irregularities in the 2020 presidential election. At no point, however, did Turley suggest or imply that such irregularities affected the final outcome of the election. 

Paul Campos, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Colorado Law School, says that George Washington University Law’s employment of Turley equates to employing a “Holocaust denier whose academic specialty is the holocaust.” 

“Turley is the kind of mendacious troll who would just ask questions about whether the gas chambers and death camps really existed,” Campos wrote in a blog post published on Lawyers, Guns, and Money in November.

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Campos was enraged by Turley’s appearance on Fox News, where he argued that the software of Dominion Voting Systems is “vulnerable to human error,” possibly causing it to have switched “thousands” of votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Again, Turley noted there is no evidence to suggest that even if that were true, it would have affected the outcome of the election. 

Campos isn’t the only professor to disparage conservatives or others suggesting the reported election irregularities be investigated. On Wednesday, Smith College Professor Loretta Ross, published an essay at CounterPunch titled “The Nazification of the Republication of the Republican Party,” arguing in favor of associating Republicans with “far-right ideologies, including neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates.”

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Ross also accused Republicans of conspiring to “permanently dominate this country with a demographically shrinking number of angry White people,” and concluded that the GOP is “no longer entitled to exist as a legitimate political party.”

In his own blog post published this morning, Turley said that Ross’s essay is another “unnerving” example of a “rising level of intolerance at universities,” resulting in efforts “not just to retaliate but use the chilling effect of such threats to silence others.” 

Turley’s blog post included a warning to his colleagues in the academy.

“Silence or passivity in the face of such calls will come at too high a price for our colleges and our country,” Turley wrote.

Campus Reform reached out to Campos, the University of Colorado, Ross, and Smith College for comment. None responded in time for publication. 

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