Sombrero Impeachments Halted at Bowdoin

March 14, 2016

Members of Bowdoin College’s student government have halted a push to impeach two student representatives for their involvement in a “tequila party” out of a concern that vague bylaws raised legal concerns, according to the student newspaper. A college spokesperson said that contrary to the story as it was reported (and initially appeared here), those concerns did not originate with from the college administration.

Many conservative bloggers railed against the impeachments, which were brought by three members of the student government against two other members who had attended a so-called tequila party, where some wore miniature sombreros and the invitation to which read, “The theme is tequila, so do with that what you may. We’re not saying it’s a fiesta, but we’re also not not saying that :).”

Although  the students rescinded the article of impeachment, though they said they stand behind their reasons for bringing them in the first place. The student government is updating its bylaws, but says it won’t reintroduce the articles of impeachment.

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