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HERO: Senator John Fetterman Whips off His Harvard Hood at Yeshiva University Commencement

Senator John Fetterman received a standing ovation after he removed his Harvard Crimson hood during Yeshiva University commencement in outrage over the rampant antisemitism at Harvard.

“25 years ago I graduated from Harvard University. Today, I have been profoundly disappointed with Harvard’s inability to stand up for the Jewish community. And for me personally, I do not fundamentally believe that it is right for me to wear this today.”

Sen. John Fetterman dramatically whips off Harvard hood at Yeshiva University commencement: ‘Profoundly disappointed’

By: Victor Nava, NY Post, May 29, 2024:

Sen. John Fetterman told Yeshiva University graduates Wednesday that he was “profoundly disappointed” in Harvard University’s inability to address antisemitism on campus before removing the ceremonial crimson academic hood representing his alma mater.

The Pennsylvania Democrat expressed his disapproval of the Ivy League school during his commencement address at the private Orthodox Jewish university, which bestowed on him its “Hero of Israel” award, the institution’s highest honor.

“I have been profoundly disappointed [in] Harvard’s inability to stand up for the Jewish community after Oct. 7,” Fetterman, 54, told the new grads at Louis Armstrong Stadium in Queens.

“Personally, I do not fundamentally believe that it is right for me to wear this today,” the senator added as he removed the Harvard hood, identifying him as an alum, from around his neck.

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