While the resignation announcement didn’t include a reason, the paper said it came hours after N.C. State senior Luke Stancil wrote about that tweet — and others — in a story for The College Fix.
A tweet from April 15, 2018 — according to screenshots critics shared, the News & Observer said — replied to conservative activist Charlie Kirk saying “now the GOP is the party of the NRA, neo-Nazis, the KKK, and all manner of alt-right crazies. You have betrayed your history.”
.@NCState’s very own Vice Chancellor Mike Mullen (@NCSU_MikeMullen) has been calling Trump supporters and the GOP a bunch of Nazis, KKK members, and much more.
“It’s hypocritical for him to preach for an inclusive environment and also to effectively call students who are Republicans neo-Nazis and members of the Klan,” Stancil wrote. “His intention may not have been to alienate conservative students, but it is the result of his actions. I certainly feel this way.”
Mullen — who earns an annual salary of $283,206 — is a professor in the university’s crop sciences department and didn’t respond to requests for comment Thursday, the paper said.