Princeton University’s College Democrats on Tuesday joined the tumult of Democrats attacking Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin over the candidate’s opposition to women joining eating clubs at the university in the 1990s.
“Mr. Hugin’s actions and comments, though remarkably immature, were made in his mid-30s after serving seven years in the Marines and earning his MBA degree,” Princeton College Democrats President Sebastian Quiroz said in a statment. “Rather than being the outbursts of a petulant, contrarian undergraduate, they reflected the worldview of a grown man who would go on to become a member of the University’s Board of Trustees. “
In 1992, Hugin was at the helm of a legal battle between the clubs and Sally Frank, then a Princeton student, that forced the quasi-fraternity organizations like the Tiger Inn, of which Hugin was a Member, to accept female members.
At the Time, Hugin called Frank’s campaign “politically correct fascism.” He’s since said his stances on the issue and on LGBT issues have evolved.
But that evolution has done little to stem the considerable tide of Democrats coming out to slam Hugin over the issue.