College Democrats and Republicans debate the nation’s most pressing topics at Fall 2021 Campus Crossfire

College Democrats and Republicans debate the nation’s most pressing topics at Fall 2021 Campus Crossfire

Political Science Professor Guillermo Rosas moderates the 2021 Campus Crossfire debate Around 100 students gathered in Simon Hall Nov. 3 to watch representatives from the College Republicans and the College Democrats discuss pressing topics in the United States at the annual Campus Crossfire debate. Political Science Professor Guillermo Rosas moderated the debate and ensured that it remained civil as representatives from both groups discussed urgent topics including infrastructure, climate change, abortion, guns and vaccine mandates. Representatives from the College Democrats included freshman Gus Gerlach and senior Philip Keisler, while representatives from the College Republicans included freshman Abby McGowan and senior Sully Al-Hamdan. In the wake of many local and federal vaccine mandates in recent weeks, vaccination requirements were a key topic during the debate. “[The American people] can decide not to get the vaccine but then it’s only fair to allow that the governments don’t have to work with you, businesses don’t have to work with you because you’re making a conscious choice,” Gerlach said. Al-Hamdan had a different perspective on the mandates, critiquing the decision that some cities have made employers stop offering weekly testing as an alternative to vaccination. “Vaccine mandates are good if they have options for testing in the absence of a vaccine,” Al-Hamdan said. Rosas also asked representatives about their perspectives on President Biden’s recent withdrawal from Afghanistan. Al-Hamdan expressed disapproval of the decision. “It’s hard to argue that withdrawal was anything but a disaster… Afghanistan was doing fine. The Taliban were under control. […]

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