Republicans are very nice people. They are targeting the most vulnerable people in all categories. Especially nice is the incoming head of the House Freedom Caucus, North Carolina (of course) Republican Mark Meadows, who is trying to figure out how to overturn those pesky Obama regulations against sexual assault on college campuses.
Incoming Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) suggested that the incoming Donald Trump administration reverse a set of President Obama-era guidelines aimed at combatting campus sexual assault, saying it wastes money and that it denies protection to the “often-innocent accused,” USA Today reported Friday.
Meadows issued a report this month on 230 rules that he advocated to be changed or dismantled within the first 100 days of the new administration. He then released a new list this week that added 70 additional rules. The document is not an official Freedom Caucus report because the other members of the group have not voted to adopt it, the group’s spokeswoman told USA Today.
Among the new additions is a call to reverse the April 2011 guidance document from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights which set the course and provided standards for how universities should handle sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints.
In the document, Meadows stated that the guidance has caused colleges to spend “hundreds of million” to fight sexual assault and that it denies the “often-innocent accused.”
“The Title IX guidance document on sexual assault and campus rapes has pressured colleges to spend hundreds of millions of dollars, and to create vast campus bureaucracies which drain tuition revenue, to investigate allegations of sexual assault (primarily date rapes, the incidence of which may be overestimated), and virtually dictates one-size-fits-all procedures which provide less protection to the accused, and deny the often-innocent accused basic due process rights,” it reads. “As a result, many complainants are discouraged from reporting rapes to the local law enforcement.”
Republicans, the Pro-Rape Party!