- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Boulder congressman says he went too far in his attempt to defend the role of colleges and universities in campus sex assault cases.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/1YbL67R) Democratic Congressman Jared Polis suggested during a subcommittee meeting on campus rape prevention last week that if 10 people are accused of sexual assault and there is a reasonable likelihood one or two are guilty, it seems best to expel all 10.

Polis wrote a column published by the Boulder newspaper Tuesday saying his comments were “a major gaffe” and that he “went too far.”

A student had argued that schools should stay out of criminal justice cases, and Polis says universities have an obligation under Title IX to keep the campus free of sexual discrimination.

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Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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