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Lawmakers Want Mizzou Employees Fired for Photographer Clash

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. ― Another University of Missouri employee is under fire from Republican lawmakers after a videotaped clash with reporters during campus protests.

More than a dozen Republican senators in a letter released this week and addressed to university system and Columbia campus leaders said Janna Basler of the MU Office of Greek Life should be ousted.
Those senators and more than 100 House Republicans also want assistant communication professor Melissa Click fired.

Click didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. A request to Basler was referred to a university spokesman, who declined to comment.

Click and Basler garnered national attention after they confronted a student photographer, who was filming after the university system’s president and Columbia campus chancellor resigned amid protests over what some saw as indifference to racial issues.

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