Outrageous Student Group: VA Tech Nixed Funding After Immigration Event
A Virginia Tech student spoke out on "Fox and Friends" this morning after the university pulled funding for a student group following a speech by conservative commentator Bay Buchanan on illegal immigration.
The Oct. 28 event was advertised in a flier (above) that university officials viewed as politically incorrect. The flier said, "Alien Invasion: How Illegal Immigration is Hurting America," and drew complaints from Latino groups on campus.
The Young Americans for Freedom chapter was reportedly told they will not get any money for the next two semesters.
Lauren McCue, who chairs the group at Va. Tech, said the group was trying to be "bold" with the flier to spark conversation and try to get more students to attend.
It worked, because about 300 people attended and it was standing-room only.
McCue pushed back on Latino student groups that called the flier "insensitive" and a "blatant act of disrespect." She sees the criticism as a left-wing tactic to try to stop conservatives from speaking out on controversial subjects.
"I've always thought that political correctness is an invention of the left made to push conservatives in a corner and give them a reason not to speak," she said.
McCue said that she has never heard of any problems for other student groups or liberal professors.
"There are feminist organizations, Woman Space, environmental organizations, there are pro-union, anti-Israel organizations. I've never heard of them being silenced. Our classrooms, our political science departments are infiltrated with liberals. No one has brought another side, no one has tried to silence them for preaching and indoctrinating to their students," said McCue.
Watch the full interview above.