Georgetown University has suspended a female professor from teaching for a public tweet last Saturday in which she said Republican senators who support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ought to be killed and castrated, according to a report published Friday evening.
Carol Christine Fair, a distinguished associate professor within the School of Foreign Service at the Washington university, will instead travel internationally for university research instead of teaching.
“To prevent further disruption to her students and out of an abundance of caution for the security of our community, we have mutually agreed for Professor Fair to go on research leave effective immediately,” the foreign service school dean, Joel Hellman, wrote in a statement to staff, according to Fox News. “Professor Fair will accelerate previously scheduled international research travel.”
“We can and do strongly condemn the use of violent imagery, profanity, and insensitive labeling of individuals based on gender, ethnicity or political affiliation in any form of discourse,” Hellman wrote.
Fair has issued hundreds of tweets since the weekend incident demonstrating her ire over allegations of sexual assault several women have made against Kavanaugh. In that tweet, she said white GOP senators, specifically Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., “deserve miserable deaths."
“Look at [this] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement,” she wrote. “All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes.”
The tweet was removed from Twitter and her account temporarily suspended Tuesday, but was active as of Friday.