Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is calling for American colleges that allow anti-Semitism to flourish on campus to “lose their Pell Grant funding.”
Scott, a Republican 2024 presidential candidate, slammed “woke” colleges and universities during a Friday interview on “American’s Newsroom.”
Scott was asked by host Bill Hemmer about the rise of anti-Semitic incidents.
Hemmer also asked whether these incidents can be traced back to college campuses.
Hemmer stated, “The rise in antisemitism is prevalent and we’ve seen it all over America.
“We see it all over New York City every day – the rallies again last night in Lower Manhattan.
“On college campuses… perhaps may be the impetus for all of this.”
The host then played a clip of Noa Foy, a student from Columbia University.
Foy told Fox Business hosts that “every day” she sees “a new form of demonstration, a new form of hate, a new form of antisemitism” on campus.
When asked if he plans to address the issue, Scott replied, “Absolutely.”
He then touted an earlier policy proposal of his.
“One of the things I’ve been saying since 2016 is we needed to codify a definition of antisemitism for our college campuses,” Scott said.
“The eruption of antisemitism started several years ago, but it continued to go unchecked,” Scott said.
“Now we see ourselves with foreign students on college campuses, and our own students, joining together calling for Jewish genocide,” he added.
“They’re actually advocating for mass murder and they’re encouraging genocide.”
The senator offered his latest policy proposal to curb this antisemitism on campus.
He is proposing that the government should stop giving grants to undergraduate students attending colleges where this rhetoric is occurring.
“Those universities and colleges that will not hold them accountable should lose their Pell Grant funding,” Scott declared.
Created by the Higher Education Act in 1965 as a way to promote access to education, federal Pell Grants are special scholarships reserved for undergraduates and certain other students with the most significant financial need.