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Gradebook podcast: Why is UF’s student government president facing impeachment?

Student senator Ben Lima explains why he’s pursuing the charges against Michael Murphy.
Trump supporters yell and show the middle finger at hecklers during Kimberly Guilfoyle's speech in the University Auditorium at the University of Florida on October 10, 2019. Guilfoyle spoke about her childhood as a first-generation American, her experiences as a lawyer and her support for the Trump family.  [CHRIS DAY  |  Chris Day ]
Trump supporters yell and show the middle finger at hecklers during Kimberly Guilfoyle's speech in the University Auditorium at the University of Florida on October 10, 2019. Guilfoyle spoke about her childhood as a first-generation American, her experiences as a lawyer and her support for the Trump family. [CHRIS DAY | Chris Day ]
Published Nov. 18
Updated Nov. 18

University of Florida student government president Michael Murphy faces an impeachment inquiry in the aftermath of Donald Trump Jr.'s campus speech.

A group of student senators alleges that Murphy, whose family has apparent connections to the president, improperly used student fees to pay Trump for his appearance. They contend it was a coordinated campaign visit, and have used the word ‘collusion’ to describe the way the event came to be.

State Republicans, meanwhile, have come to Murphy’s defense as the conversation picks up steam.

What’s all the fuss about? Student senator Ben Lima, who is leading the charge against Murphy, explains his position to reporter Megan Reeves.

Related: <b>RELATED: </b> UF student president faces impeachment over Trump Jr. visit

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