‘I am Jordyn Wright, and I will not resign’
A student at McGill University and member of its student government who is going on a Hillel-sponsored trip to Israel later this month is facing the threat of impeachment upon her return — but she said she’s going anyway.
Jordyn Wright said she is “outraged and disgusted” by the student government’s call for her to cancel the trip in a lengthy Facebook post that said she was the target of a “witch hunt,” accused many of her peers of anti-Semitism, and rejected their conflict of interest claims.
She wrote she has been given an ultimatum: “either I withdraw from the trip, or I resign from my position. If I do not resign, I am being implicitly threatened with impeachment upon my return.”
McGill is a public university in Montreal, Canada, and the trip, called Face to Face, is sponsored by Hillel Montreal.
Wright told The College Fix the trip is scheduled for Dec. 29 to Jan. 8 and she is still going. She describes it online as “visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories to meet with politicians, journalists, and locals from all sides to better understand a very nuanced geopolitical conflict.”
A press release published by the student government, meanwhile, argues its members aim to ensure student government representatives do not accept expensive gifts based on their status as campus leaders. Doing so “compromises their ability to be perceived as impartial when representing the entire student body on the Board of Directors.”
Much of the controversy centers on a Nov. 28 student government meeting discussing the matter. According to the meeting’s minutes, the main problem student leaders had with the trip is the fact it was offered free of charge, claiming the location of the trip was not an issue.
But others have chimed in to defend what Wright called “a publicly humiliating witch-hunt, repeated interrogations of my personal life, and me being placed under an intensely unfair microscope.”
Read the rest at: Jewish Impeachment