Officials at Chapman University in Orange, California, say they do not have the authority to fire a law professor who was a featured speaker at last week’s “Save America” rally, which ended with some attendees storming the U.S. Capitol — an attack that left five people dead.
The announcement comes after more than 150 faculty members called on officials at the private college to dismiss John C. Eastman. He was the man in the hat who shared the stage with Rudy Giuliani when the president’s personal attorney told the crowd, “Let’s have trial by combat.”
“The Manual allows for the termination of faculty who are disbarred, however, that is not the case today,” reads a recent statement from Dr. Daniele Struppa, president of Chapman University. “The Manuel does not allow me to decide on my own that any faculty is a criminal or that they should be disbarred and therefore fired, which is what I am being asked to