The University of Michigan community is calling for Board of Regents member Ron Weiser to resign because he replied “I don’t know” when asked if he believes President Donald Trump is to blame for the Capitol Hill riot last week.
A petition, entitled, “Recall U-M Regent Ron Weiser for Complicity in Capitol Violence,” is circulating among the University of Michigan community, and has garnered more than 4,000 signatures calling for Weiser to resign.
“The evidence is clear: Ron Weiser is complicit in Wednesday’s historic and horrifying events, and continues to defend their instigators,” reads the petition. “We demand that he either resign or be recalled by the Board of Regents, and we expect President Schlissel to condemn this threat to all students of color on campus.”
The petition goes on to claim that Weiser stood by “the consciously destructive actions of President Trump” the day after “white supremacy stormed America’s Capitol.”