Mich. Prof Won’t Teach After Attack on Republicans

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – An award-winning novelist at Michigan State University has been yanked from the classroom after telling his students that Republicans have “raped this country.”
Michigan State says William Penn acknowledged that some comments were “inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive.” In a statement Thursday, the school says Penn's writing classes have been assigned to other instructors.
Penn's remarks last week were captured on video by a student and posted online by Campus Reform, a Virginia-based conservative group.
Penn told students that Republicans are cheap. He says they don't want to pay taxes “because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.”
A message seeking comment was left for Penn.

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