A professor from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas is being investigated for offering extra credit to his students. This may not sound too suspicious at first, but there were conditions attached to the extra credit that may or may not be entirely legal.
Political science professor Adrian Clark posted to Facebook that he would give extra credit to students who vote and strongly supported Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.
“I am offering extra credit for my students for voting beginning tomorrow! We must show up for Beto to paint Texas blue!” wrote Clark.
Claudia Jackson, Del Mar’s executive director of strategic communication and government relations, released a statement regarding the Facebook post on Tuesday. “The College is aware of a post made by an employee on a non-College, social media site offering extra class credit for voting in the upcoming election,” said Jackson.
“The message was not posted on behalf of the College,” she continued. “The College has clarified that no extra credit should be offered or granted for voting in any election.”
“The College takes seriously institutional policy and State law regarding requirements to remain neutral in all partisan political activities, issues, speeches and campaigns. The College and its employees will abide by all state, local, and federal laws regarding public speech, campaigning, and other political activities. Additionally, the College does not comment on internal personnel matters”
This isn’t the first “Beto” related news of the week either.
On the latest “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, a clip was played from an ABC report by Paula Faris that focused on the Senate race in Texas between Democrat “Beto” O’Rourke and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
Even though Faris interviewed both candidates and visited both campaigns, the report came across as a bit too pro-O’Rourke as he was portrayed as the exciting upstart “rock star” candidate when compared to Cruz.
The race in Texas has received a lot of national attention from liberal media and the entertainment industry due to their dislike of Sen. Ted Cruz despite the fact that Cruz is still a heavy favorite to win the election.
Faris’ interview starts with her narrating “You can’t go ten feet without an interruption from a Beto-backer,” she says as they walk by adoring crowds of people. The problem is he was already at his own rally, where he obviously couldn’t go ten feet without running into a supporter of his.
The report didn’t mention this and made it seem almost as if he was just wandering around in public. “You’re a rock star!” said Faris to O’Rourke as they walked through the cheering crowd. “You really are! You can’t go anywhere without getting noticed!”
See for yourself in the video below:
To help sell his “blue collar” hard work appearance, O’Rourke’s shirt is wet with what we can assume is sweat, since campaigning essentially requires the same amount of physical work as playing a pickup game of basketball at your local YMCA.
Hopefully he stretched before picking up the phone to make some phone calls. Pulling a muscle this late in the campaign could be devastating.
The tone when interviewing Cruz was much different. Farris especially pressed the Senator on whether or not he saw President Donald Trump as a friend or foe.
Watch the full segment in the video below: