In a meeting today, Student Body President Ross Kressel was asked to resign, multiple sources who attended the meeting told the George Street Observer late Monday night. The sources say Kressel did not take the opportunity, and is likely to face impeachment proceedings instead.
The meeting, requested by his Chief of Staff, LaQunya Baker, was to discuss a private Twitter account alleged to belong to Kressel, according to sources. As of this evening, the account, @CofCPolitico, has been deleted. Kressel’s public account, @RossKressel, was not mentioned.
The meeting was described by those in the room as “a conversation” between Kressel, Student Body Treasurer Luke Rozansky, and Baker, where the possibility of resignation and impeachment were discussed. Student Government Association advisor Dr. Susan Payment was present for the meeting, but only observed, according to sources.
The George Street Observer has learned that Rozansky intends to deliver a letter that would initiate impeachment proceedings to the executive board at their Thursday meeting. The executive board is comprised of the executive officers of the SGA, the chief of staff and deputy chief of staff, and the standing committee chairpersons.
Vice President Elliott Wright and Secretary Zykeedric Free were present for portions of the meeting, but sources say their input was minimal. Multiple sources said Wright, who would become president if Kressel were impeached and removed from office, had no opinion on the matter.
The tweets in question have not been identified, but the George Street Observer is investigating.
Baker and Kressel are frequently in campus headlines. During the last election cycle, the George Street Observer endorsed both for the presidency.