College journalist says she was fired for sharing story critical of Jacob Blake

AZCentral.com reports an Arizona State student journalist has been fired from a position at the campus radio station. She claims it was because she reposted a tweet critical of Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin man shot in the back multiple times by police. The university says it’s not true.

In early September, Arizona State University senior Rae’Lee Klein was asked to step down as Blaze Radio station manager after sharing a New York Post article containing graphic details from a police report accusing Blake of sexual assault on Twitter. She captioned the article, “Always more to the story, folks. Please read this article to get background of Jacob Blake’s warrant. You’ll be quite disgusted.” The tweet has since been deleted.

Klein received backlash for the post, which some viewed as justifying police brutality against Black people using a claim made by law enforcement. She also received support from conservative Arizona politicians like Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe and Rep. Debbie Lesko.

Republican senators’ posturing right now means nothing

I advise you to not buy what a few Republican senators are selling at the moment.

Any Republican senator announcing he or she believes no replacement for deceased Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be named until the next president is inaugurated is wasting your time and mine.

Their words are worthless.

Their actions matter.

We’ll know how committed they are to denying Donald Trump the opportunity to name a third justice to the Court in his first term only when they must vote up or down on a nominee.

At that point, we’ll see how much they value country over party, how much they believe the so-called McConnell Rule must be applied in 2020 as it was in 2016. Then, in case you’ve forgotten, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to allow President Obama the chance to have a nominee voted on. McConnell’s rationale then was that no justice should be added to the Court in a presidential election year.

Here we are again, and McConnell already has demonstrated convenient amnesia; he’s eager to see the president nominate a replacement for Justice Ginsburg before the November election.

I don’t care what any Republican senator says now. I await how they vote.