Left-wing students at U of Florida shut down event featuring potential new president Ben Sasse

The intolerant left turned out in force at the University of Florida on Monday as Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., visited the campus in Gainesville — the Republican senator has been identified as the lone finalist to be the university’s next president.

In a scene that not only highlights how thoroughly left-wing orthodoxy dominates our institutions of higher learning but showcases the lack of critical thinking skills among today’s students, organizers turned out a large crowd to protest Sasse because… well, he’s a Republican and a conservative.

It’s not by accident that the protestors are heard using traditional chants often heard at political protests organized by the institutional left.

Sasse was attending an event at Emerson Hall taking questions from faculty, students and staff when the protesters seen above gathered outside with signs saying they “hate” the senator and others calling him a “fascist” — at one point, the senator joked about their ability to keep a rhythm, the art being perfected by labor unions years ago when they still served a purpose in America.

Makiya Seminera, editor-in-chief of the school newspaper The Alligator, shared a video of the day’s events.

“It feels like protestors are stomping in unison, which is shaking the ballroom,” Seminera tweeted at one point.

Given that the left today is not content with just being heard, the protesters soon swarmed the ballroom to disrupt the event and eventually prevent any opportunity for Sasse to present himself or be heard.

As the editor-in-chief  would note, they even “ended early to allow protesters to express themselves.”

This being akin to giving them “space to destroy,” only in this case it’s not a city like Baltimore being burned to the ground but the institutional integrity of a leading American university — but then, the ends justify the means.

Of course, allowing such behavior explains why the inmates run the asylum when it comes to American colleges today, as the former institutions of expanded thinking have become dens of intolerance where no deviation from left-wing groupthink is permitted.

On the other hand, as one social media user noted, that’s precisely why someone like Sasse is “needed on college campuses.”

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