The University of Michigan is taking heat after a department chair penned a column about Republicans.

The column by Susan Douglas begins, “I hate Republicans. I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions of other blowhards denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal ‘personhood.’”

Later, she writes, “Obviously, my tendency is to blame the Republicans more than the Democrats, which may seem biased. But history and psychological research bear me out.”

Now, Douglas is saying that her opening sentence is not indicative of how she feels and that she was simply starting with a rhetorical flourish.

Meanwhile, the college says that the professor’s opinions do not reflect those of the university.