Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech At Berkeley

The Extinction Chronicles

OMAHA ― Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized the security threats to a speaking event by conservative pundit Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley that prompted the school to postpone the talk.

“I don’t like this. I don’t like it,” Sanders told The Huffington Post after speaking at a rally for Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello on Thursday night. “Obviously Ann Coulter’s outrageous ― to my mind, off the wall. But you know, people have a right to give their two cents-worth, give a speech, without fear of violence and intimidation.”

University officials on Tuesday night informed Berkeley’s College Republicans, who invited Coulter to speak, that the April 27 event would need to be rescheduled due to concerns that her speech would set off violent protests and make it difficult to maintain campus security.

Campus police have…

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One thought on “Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech At Berkeley

  1. I agree. What is happening on many campuses now is a travesty of what education should be. Students should be learning critical thinking. They need to willingly expose themselves to a multitude of ideas and opinions, including (especially!) ones they may not agree with.

    Trying to eliminate courses such as western civilisation or shutting down and threatening speakers is an intolerance that is unacceptable in colleges and universities.

    I don’t agree most of the time with Ann Coulter. Personally I didn’t always agree with speakers at my liberal alma mater, the University of Minnesota. But students listened and participated in what turned out to be great debates with speakers whose views they did not share.

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