Jerry Falwell Jr. asked to take sudden and indefinite 'leave of absence' — after bout of bizarre public behavior
Jerry Falwell, Jr., the President and Chancellor of Liberty University, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence, just days after he posted, deleted, and later offered a strange and some say possibly intoxicated explanation about a photo showing him and a young woman in a strange state of undress.
MSNBC’s Jesse Rodriguez:
Jerry Falwell Jr has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University.— Jesse Rodriguez (@Jesse Rodriguez) 1596833722.0
National Review’s David French adds the request came from the Board of Trustees:
This is good news. Necessary: https://t.co/SLNdDEuD8A— David French (@David French) 1596834065.0
Liberty University is one of the world’s largest Christian universities. Falwell, Jr. is a close ally to President Donald Trump. This is far from his first stunning scandal.
This is one of a few photos he posted Monday. There was a strange video as well. All were quickly deleted.
wut is happening https://t.co/8iEOr9EeRQ— Robert Downen (@Robert Downen) 1596426987.0
Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) called Falwell’s behavior “appalling,” and called for him to step down.