A Virginia Tech professor was hit with swift backlash after tweeting Monday that “the modern GOP is nothing but white supremacy” — but Matthew Gabriele only doubled down and hit back in response.
The associate professor of medieval studies was commenting on an article about James Allsup, former president of the College Republicans at Washington State University, who stepped down after being spotted at a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which led to deadly rioting there in August.
As you can imagine, Gabriele’s tweet didn’t sit well with more than a few commenters. The responses ranged from a suggestion that Gabriele back up his assertion by stepping down from his job so a person of color can have it to those who said his attitude is exactly what got Republican President Donald Trump elected last year.
Despite the heavy backlash, Gabriele didn’t edit or delete his post, explain himself or offer an apology for his decidedly inflammatory tweet. He simply hit back:
Campus Reform reported that Gabriele didn’t respond after the outlet reached out to him for comment.