Among the abuses that have occurred, and that some GOP politicians appear to support, are, according to Johnson and Taylor:
pervasive pro-accuser bias among academic officials; secret training of adjudicators to believe accusers even in the face of discrediting evidence; bans on meaningful cross-examination; concealment of exculpatory evidence; designation of a single bureaucrat as investigator, prosecutor, judge, and jury; and numerous other due-process outrages.
Johnson and Taylor contacted Republican members of the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee to gauge their views. Lamar Alexander and Bill Cassidy favor DeVos's proposed changes. None of the other committee members responded to Johnson and Taylor's inquiry. The Republican senators on the committee who did not respond are as follows:
Senator Johnny Isaakson
That is a self-defeating cynicism because the higher education institutions banish Republican professors and teach students to hate Republicans. It reminds me of the faux quotation from Lenin: The last Republican will be he who votes the dollar to the educationist who teaches the student who buys the rope that hangs him.