A student at Duke University claims that his sexuality may been a factor in his impeachment last week from position as chairman for the College Republicans.
Junior Justin Robinette was accused of conducting behavior “unbecoming of a person in a position of leadership”, according to an article released by the student newspaper of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
While Robinette isn’t denying accusations regarding his actions such as failing to attend club events, he says the charges occured long before his unanimous reelection in March, one month before his impeachment.
Robinette said that the impeachment proceedings Wednesday were suspicious, allowing no time for debate or personal comments.
“Sneaky amendments were passed, my comments were cut short and motions were made to move the impeachment forward.” Robinette told the UNC at Chapel Hill newspaper.
Cliff Satell, a former vice-chairman of the College Republicans and president of the Duke Conservative Union, said the impeachment process should have been handled differently and that the abrupt impeachment could in fact be linked to the club’s executive members having recently found out about Robinette being gay.
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