Hayes Zings Rutgers Administration as ‘Morons,’ Students Who Impugned Rice as ‘Idiots’ and ‘Punks’

Catching up with a fun few minutes from Wednesday night, the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes went on a tear after those who forced former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to withdraw as commencement speaker at New Jersey’s Rutgers University.  

After a clip of student charging “this woman has committed so many crimes,” Hayes declared during the panel segment on FNC’s Special Report with Bret Baier: “This is what happens when you have the morons in charge.”

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He proceeded, on the May 7 program, to contend “we shouldn’t sort of be polite about what that young woman said. Condoleezza Rice has committed no crimes. Anybody who thinks she has committed crimes doesn’t know what she’s talking about. She’s an idiot. That girl’s an idiot. And the idiots are in charge in too many of these places.”

He wrapped up: “Think about Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, one of the most accomplished women in America today, and because you have a few punks on a university campus who don’t know what they’re talking about, the administration just caves? It’s really a pathetic statement about the state of higher learning in America today.”

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center