The president of University of Florida’s (UF) student government, Michael Murphy, faces a political trial for “abuse of power” by inviting Donald Trump Jr, President Donald Trump’s eldest son, and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, to an event for which they were paid $50,000.
Considering that there was “embezzlement of funds,” the student government on Tuesday sent Murphy a resolution of impeachment trial for his dismissal, reported Wednesday the Independent Florida Alligator newspaper.
He argued that student resources should not be used to support or oppose a political party.
President Trump’s eldest son, who faces a public impeachment in the U.S. House of Representatives this Tuesday, appeared with his girlfriend last October at UF.
According to the student newspaper, Murphy paid $50,000 for the talk held in October by the couple with funds raised from student activities.
Student senators Matthew Diaz, Ben Lima, Colin Solomon, Claudia Tio and Zachariah Chou presented the resolution signed by 107 students and student leaders demanding Murphy’s removal from office for “abuse of power” and “embezzlement.
They explained that the resolution was presented based on emails between Murphy and Caroline Wren, national financial consultant for Trump Victory, President 2020’s re-election committee, to bring the couple to campus.
“The goal, as I see it, is to represent the interests of students in whatever way it presents itself,” Diaz said. “At the end of the day, the senators were elected to represent a part of the student body, so I have faith that they will act as representatives of the people”.
Since last September, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelossi announced the opening of a impeachment investigation against President Trump following a telephone conversation the president had with his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelenski.
An alleged CIA informant was the one who sounded the alarm about the content of the call, in which the American pressured the Ukrainian to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son Hunter for alleged corruption in the Eastern European country.