After a public uproar over the cancelation of Ann Coulter’s speaking event at UC Berkeley due to ‘security concerns’, administrators backtracked.
They announced late yesterday that they’ve rescheduled Coulter’s event…for May 2nd when students will already be out of school.
It’s a classic bait-and-switch move by leftists at the helm of one of the most liberal universities in the country.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’ve canceled the last three conservative speakers for the same alleged concern.
But Coulter is sticking to her guns and speaking on the original date.
It’s gonna be interesting.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Administrators at UC Berkeley have reversed their decision on Thursday afternoon to cancel an upcoming lecture by Ann Coulter.
However, Berkeley now wish to move the date of her appearance from April 27 to May 2, in a week when there are no classes at the college. Coulter has rejected the proposed change, and plans to speak on the original date as planned.
Following violence that occurred at several political protests, Berkeley administrators announced on Wednesday that they had elected to cancel Coulter’s upcoming visit for the sake of protecting student safety.
Coulter said in an email to The Washington Post on Wednesday that the university had been “imposing ridiculous demands” on the event but that she and the UCB College Republicans still agreed “to all of their silly requirements.” She said she believes that her speech “has been unconstitutionally banned” by the “public, taxpayer-supported UC-Berkeley.”
“They just up and announced that I was prohibited from speaking anyway,” Coulter said, noting that her speech topic was to be immigration, the subject of one of her books. “I feel like the Constitution is important and that taxpayer-supported university should not be using public funds to violate American citizens’ constitutional rights.”
Despite the administration’s decision to cancel the event, Coulter announced that she would plan to speak anyway. “What are they going to do? Arrest me?” she said late Wednesday on the Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
UC Berkeley shuts down .@AnnCoulter‘s planned speech. Ann: I AM giving the speech. What will they do? Arrest me? pic.twitter.com/Pd6AM5J99X
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 20, 2017