Whig-Clio Votes To Rescind Sen. Ted Cruz’s James Madison Award Following Assembly

Christopher Kane
The Princeton Tory

Excerpt: The American Whig-Cliosophic Society, or Whig-Clio as it is better known, has faced recurring accusations of anti-conservative bias in recent years. More recently, Tory Publisher and former Cliosophic Party Chair Adam Hoffman ’23 accused Whig-Clio of deliberately stifling conservative voices by preventing figures, such as former university trustee George Will ’68 GS or D.C. Court of Appeals judge Neomi Rao, from speaking. The society bestows the prestigious James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service (JMA). In recent years, this award has been given to several national figures, including President Bill Clinton and Texas Senator Ted Cruz ’92 (R-Texas).  Following Cruz’s objections to the certification of election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania before the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol Building, [a]petition requested a meeting to revoke Cruz’s award. [At] an assembly on Thursday, March 4, 37 members voted to rescind, 32 voted not to rescind, and five abstained. Whig-Clio’s Board of Trustees will make the final decision.