Authored By Kara Zupkus
October 07, 2019
The tolerant Left strikes again.
Georgetown University students protested and shouted down acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Wednesday, forcing the secretary to leave the event without finishing his speech.
McAleenan was scheduled to give prepared remarks on current immigration policy at an annual conference hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center.
Protestors, who were hidden in the audience, stood up and unrolled banners that said “stand with immigrants” and “hate is not normal,” while chanting and shouting to prevent the secretary from delivering his speech.
WATCH: Protesters disrupt Acting Homeland Security Sec. Kevin McAleenan remarks. Following multiple attempts to start, he thanks hosts and departs.
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 7, 2019
The secretary tried to engage with the protestors, noting that he “dedicated my career to protecting the right to free speech and all the values we hold dear in America, from all threats.” However, his response was met expletives from the audience members.
Security personnel did not attempt to remove the protestors from the event, and McAleenan had no choice but to leave the stage, after telling the organizers of the event “Okay, thank you. Have a good day.”
This is another alarming example of the heckler’s veto that has been plaguing university campuses across the nation. Why did the university sit back and allow this to happen? Students must learn that they cannot simply scream and shout to drown out voices they disagree with, and universities must not sit back, and should actively take a stand for free speech from all perspectives.