Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley

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Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says she will speak at the University of California, Berkeley after school officials canceled her appearance over security concerns.

“By the way, I am giving the speech,” she said Wednesday on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “What are they going to do, arrest me? They can put me in the Birmingham jail.

“I agreed to all of their demands and then wake up this morning and they send out a letter saying how much they love the First Amendment and freedom of speech and they’re so committed to it but we’re just canceling her anyway.”

{mosads}Coulter added that Attorney General Jeff Sessions “should be looking at this” because she was “unconstitutionally banned” from speaking.

University officials on Wednesday canceled Coulter’s April 27 appearance, citing security concerns for her, her audience and protesters.

“Given current active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully,” a letter to Berkeley College Republicans, who invited Coulter to speak, reads.

The decision follows massive protests at the school in February in response to same group’s scheduled invite with far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.

The university was forced to cancel the event and institute a campus-wide lockdown amid growing protests.

President Trump questioned Berkeley’s commitment to free speech in February, threatening to cut its federal funding over the controversy.

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