New Mexico State University’s interim president, Jay Gogue, recently released a statement days after Israel was violently attacked by Hamas terrorists, leading to over 1,200 deaths.
Gogue wrote in a statement appearing to not side with Israel or the terrorists in the Gaza strip, writing in a statement labeled “Israel-Gaza Conflict,” “During the past few days, we have been hearing and reading about the escalation of the Israel-Gaza war.”
He added, “New Mexico State University is fortunate to have students, faculty, and staff from around the world, and acknowledge the direct and indirect impact this violence is having. Our thoughts are with those who are in the most need at this time—those who are experiencing anger, or pain, or worse.”
After the statement was released, former Congresswoman Yvette Herrell, a Republican who previously served the Second Congressional District, wrote, “This is beyond shameful.”
“One of the most spineless statements from higher education so far – and that’s saying a lot,” she added, telling NMSU, “Do better.”
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, has yet to respond to the terrorism unleashed upon Israel, with murdered and raped corpses being dragged through the streets by Hamas terrorists and countless Israelis kidnapped by the radical Islamic group.