A communications director says the University of Mississippi will suffer "blowback" for allowing a controversial professor who once labeled student Trump supporters "Hitler youth" to lead an important committee.
OneNewsNow has previously reported on Professor James Thomas' outlandish behavior. Yet despite his reputation, Thomas has been granted tenure. And now, Brett Kittredge of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy says the professor heads the Academic Freedom and Faculty Responsibility Committee.
"To go out and select somebody who has the reputation that he has -- at the end of the day it's the university essentially saying, 'We don't care what you think,'" Kittredge decides.
He adds that putting Thomas' name on anything at the school is like playing with fire.
"You don't put him there just out of coincidence," Kittredge submits. "You know you're going to get, deservedly so, you're going to get blowback for it."
Y'all Politics reports Thomas' committee in part "conducts hearings, when such are required in cases involving the dismissal or termination of tenured faculty."