Ann Coulter has rejected the University of California’s offer to speak at a protected location on campus, saying the university has no right to remake her plans and comparing it to Jim Crow sheriffs.
On Thursday, the school said it had rescinded the previous day’s cancelation of the event over security fears from leftist rioters, and would have a secure on-campus facility where she could speak May 2. The speech had been planned for April 27.
Miss Coulter was having none of it though, taking to Twitter on Thursday evening to warn her followers “not fall for b.s Berkeley press release claiming they ‘rescinded’ cancelation. They added NEW, more burdensome condition on my const rts.”
She mockingly compared Berkeley’s press release to “Southern sheriff rescinds cancelation of black vote! They’ll just have to take this absurd literacy test first.”
She then reiterated that she will speak as planned.
“I’m speaking at Berkeley on April 27th, as I was invited to do and have a contract to do,” calling it good news for California taxpayers that “you won’t be required to pay $$ to compensate me & my crew for rebooked airfare & hotels. I’m speaking on 4/27.”
She went on to say that in addition to her sunk costs, there might be a further reason for moving her speech to May 2.
“There are no classes at Berkeley the week of May 2!!!” she said in all capital letters.
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