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California College Prof ‘Happy The Witch’ Barbara Bush ‘Is Dead’

A California college professor tweeted Tuesday that she was “happy the witch is dead,” referring to former First Lady Barbara Bush.

California State University, Fresno professor Randa Jarrar set her Twitter account to private and indicated that she was “on leave” after making the remark, reported the New York Post.

“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal,” Jarrar stated. “F*** outta here with your nice words.”

“PSA: either you are against these pieces of s— and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem,” the Fresno State English professor said. “That’s actually how simple this is. I’m happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have. Byyyeeeeeeeee.”

Jarrar later insisted she would never be fired, claiming she makes $100,000 per year as a tenured professor. She also posted what she claimed to be her phone number, but was actually a crisis hotline.

“Professor Jarrar’s expressed personal views and commentary are obviously contrary to the core values of our University, which include respect and empathy for individuals with divergent points of view, and a sincere commitment to mutual understanding and progress,” Fresno State President Joseph Castro said.

The English professor is not the first person at Fresno State to make headlines over tweets. History lecturer Lars Maischak tweeted “to save American democracy, Trump must hang” and “Justice = the execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant” in spring 2017. (RELATED: ‘Trump Must Hang’ Prof To Return To Teaching Classes Next Semester)

Maischak, like Jarrar, also went on leave, but the history lecturer returned to teaching in an online capacity in spring 2018.

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