Republican Mo. Lawmakers Call for Termination of University Professor Click

Jan 4, 2016

A group of Republican lawmakers submitted letters Monday to the administration of the University of Missouri calling for the “immediate termination” of Assistant Professor Melissa Click, who was filmed calling for “muscle” to block press during demonstrations at the university last November.

Ninety-nine Republican House members and 18 members of the Missouri senate signed the letter, which calls Click’s actions “inappropriate, illegal, and unacceptable,” including Representative Caleb Jones and Senator Kurt Schaefer. Janna Basler, a university student life employee who was also filmed blocking press, was placed on administrative leave, but returned to work in mid-December.

Due to human resources policies, the university was unable to comment.