Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter has announced the cancellation of her controversial appearance at U.C. Berkeley.
“There will be no speech,” Coulter wrote on Wednesday in an email to the press. She pointing out that two conservative groups that had sponsored her visit had given in to Berkeley.
I’m so sorry Berkeley canceled my speech. I’m so sorry YAF acquiesced in the cancelation. And I'm so sorry for free speech crushed by thugs.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 26, 2017
Berkeley’s Young America’s Foundation (YAF) had helped organize Coulter’s appearance but after the college pushed back, YAF engaged a lawyer to sue the school. That same group did an about-face on Wednesday telling their lawyer to stop the suit and pressured the college Republicans to give up the fight.
“I looked over my shoulder and my allies had joined the other team,” she wrote.