Professor John Eastman retired Wednesday from Chapman University after speaking at last week’s rally for President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, which is associated with the riot in the Capitol that led to a second impeachment.
Earlier in the day, the Los Angeles Times reported that the university had resisted pressure from faculty members who demanded that Eastman be fired after he made claims of voter fraud alongside Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.
The Times noted:
Chapman University’s president says he cannot and will not fire a professor and former law school dean amid growing campus calls for action against the faculty member’s participation in a pro-Trump rally during which he made claims about election fraud on the day a violent mob stormed the Capitol.
John Eastman, an endowed professor and constitutional law scholar at Chapman, spoke alongside Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani at the “Save America” rally Jan. 6, citing