Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and conservative radio host Dennis Prager were met with protest, and the talk fed political fires about campus free speech.
Turning Point USA officials did not make Kirk available to The Arizona Republic for questions. But he and Prager didn’t hold back on stage while discussing free speech at ASU and ridiculing the university’s professors. In April, ASU President Michael Crow asked Kirk to remove ASU’s faculty from Turning Point USA’s “professor watchlist” after several professors received harassing messages.
“These are truly empty, bad people,” Prager said of ASU’s faculty. He also called the faculty “intellectual lightweights,” “cowards,” “talentless,” and “intellectually vapid.”