Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says his deputy Andrew Shirvell might be a complete asshole for his one-man campaign against University of Michigan Student Assembly President Chris Armstrong, but he can’t fire him because he has that First Amendment thing going for him.
Cox appears on AC360 following Shirvell’s ridiculous stop-over. And while Cox is not defending Shirvell’s behavior, which Cox calls “offensive,” he is standing up for his free speech rights.
An argument I completely agree with! Except Shirvell is a bully, the very type Cox’s office seeks to eradicate. And in these situations I always think, What if Shirvell was harassing and intimidating a black person for being black? Surely we’d all be standing by cheering him on, right?