Washington, D.C - Today, House Republican Conference Chair and senior member of the Committee on Education & the Workforce Elise Stefanik released the following statement regarding House Republicans announcing an investigation into the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University after their Presidents were unable to condemn antisemitism on their campuses during the Chairwoman’s line of questioning at the hearing earlier this week. 

“After this week's pathetic and morally bankrupt testimony by university presidents when answering my questions, the Education and Workforce Committee is launching an official Congressional investigation with the full force of subpoena power into Penn, MIT, & Harvard and others," stated Congresswoman Stefanik. “We will use our full Congressional authority to hold these schools accountable for their failure on the global stage."

From the House Committee on Education & the Workforce:  

Today, Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) released the following statement in the wake of Tuesday’s committee hearing with the presidents of Harvard, UPenn, and MIT: 

"The testimony we received earlier this week from Presidents Gay, Magill, and Kornbluth about the responses of Harvard, UPenn, and MIT to the rampant antisemitism displayed on their campuses by students and faculty was absolutely unacceptable.

“Committee members have deep concerns with their leadership and their failure to take steps to provide Jewish students the safe learning environment they are due under law.

"Given those institutional and personal failures, the Committee is opening a formal investigation into the learning environments at Harvard, UPenn, and MIT and their policies and disciplinary procedures. This investigation will include substantial document requests, and the Committee will not hesitate to utilize compulsory measures including subpoenas if a full response is not immediately forthcoming.

“The disgusting targeting and harassment of Jewish students is not limited to these institutions, and other universities should expect investigations as well, as their litany of similar failures has not gone unnoticed.”