When Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump, there was an outpouring of “emotional distress” from the millennials. Some college students were even told they didn’t have to take the mid-term in light of Trump’s win.
Many millennials are protesting and staging sit-ins at college campuses throughout America, and one Iowa lawmaker has had enough.
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State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R) was speaking on Fox & Friends when the topic was broached of students having hysteria once Trump was elected. The Iowa senator announced he has put forth a bill to combat all the “cry babies” with the “suck it up, buttercup” bill.
The bill will target state universities that use tax dollars for grief counseling or other things like “cry rooms” to help students cope with election-related sadness that they just can’t seem to handle.
Kaufmann also stated he wants to increase the criminal penalties for protesters who block highways as some demonstrators did near Iowa City last week. It seems now that any time someone disagrees with anything the answer is to protest.
“That’s incredibly dangerous. What if someone had been trying to go to the hospital or was in an emergency and you had these spoiled brats blocking interstate 80?” he said. Kaufman added that you can protest but not if it endangers innocent people.
Kaufmann told Pete Hegseth the bill came to fruition when he learned how students were responding to the election results. He added he received reports about “cry rooms” being set up for students at universities that already face rising tuition costs.
He concluded by stating, “That’s a waste of taxpayer dollars and that also doesn’t prepare kids for life. In life there’s winners and losers and when your car breaks down, your kids get sick or you have to take a second job to pay your mortgage, you don’t get to go to a cry zone, you don’t get to pet a pony. You have to deal with it.”
With tight funding and state universities constantly asking for more federal funding, the bill is looking to rectify these issues.