ASB senator requests recall of trustee ‘skeptical’ about the Holocaust

Cameron Weaver speaks at the candidate forums during the student elections of the spring 2015 semester. Weaver, who was elected as Los Rios student trustee, recently cast doubt on the historical account of the Holocaust and said that being a conspiracy theorist is "a title I wear proudly." (File photo)

Sen. Tamara Dunning has filed an agenda item request asking that the Associated Student Body Student Senate consider a recall of embattled Los Rios Trustee Cameron Weaver, according to David Hylton, the acting senate president.

Weaver has been under fire since a Sept. 16 interview with the Current in which he cast doubt on whether or not the Holocaust took place.

“I’m definitely not going to go out and venture and say anything like ‘Oh, Holocaust didn’t happen.’ There are tons of people that make that argument. From a really unbiased perspective, I completely disagree, but I also completely agree. What I mean when I say both is that I don’t know the answer,” Weaver said during the interview.

Dunning said that she filed the request on Friday.

“I had several students reach out to me and say they wanted Cameron (Weaver) recalled,” said Dunning. “As a member of the Senate, one of my duties is to make sure that the desires of the students are brought to the board.”

Three of the four ASB Student Senates in the Los Rios district must agree to a recall by a three-quarters majority in order for an election to be held.

“Just because it is on the agenda does not automatically mean he will be recalled,” said Dunning. “Students need to reach out to their student leaders and tell them what they want.”

When asked over the past week, several ASB members have expressed varying levels of support for Weaver, including Sen. Laurie Jones, Clubs and Events Board President Justin Nicholson and acting Senate President David Hylton.

CAEB Director of Communications Bruce Rand and former Senate President Garrett Kegel, who resigned his position last week, came out against the comments.

The Current will update this story as more information becomes available.

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2 Comments on "ASB senator requests recall of trustee ‘skeptical’ about the Holocaust"

  1. Tami Dunning is not a Senator. So she is not part of the Senate as of now.

  2. A student claimed that the Holocaust may not have happened!
    An ARC student asked me the following question during my presentation about the Holocaust which I was victim of:
    What would you say to the student or anyone else who claims that the Holocaust did not happen?
    My answer was: “I was there!”
    20 members of my family including my mother and father died in the Aushwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.
    Ten of thousands have testified to the Holocaust.
    General Dwight Eisenhower warned as he liberated the extermination camps. He said:
    ‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history, some bastard will get up and say that this never happened’
    I could have added:
    The nature and the number in the millions of the crimes committed against innocent people were such that it is difficult if not impossible by some that a country like Germany with a population of educated, brilliant people in engineering, science, art, music, etc. could have so willingly participated in the Holocaust monstrous crimes. It defies the human logic.
    The atrocities ranged from gassing to drowning, beatings, burning people alive, killing babies and children by throwing them against walls, property crimes, torture, experiments. The crimes carried out by the Nazis were justified as acceptable according to the national laws Hitler passed.
    It is now more than 70 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. I speak in memory of the 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beat, experimented on and humiliated’ while the German people looked the other way!
    We must do everything possible to make sure that we do not let another Hitler corrupt the minds of good people to be.

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