BREAKING: Read Ann Coulter’s SMACKDOWN response to Berkeley’s offer to speak AT AN EMPTY SCHOOL

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Ann Coulter has rejected a new offer by Berkeley to speak at the university, but only when no classes are being held and few students will be on campus. Now, the Republican student group organizing the event is threatening to sue the school.

On Wednesday, April 19, Berkeley announced that it had canceled Coulter’s planned speech on April 27 because of security concerns. After much criticism and negative publicity, Berkeley announced on Thursday that the speech was back on. However, Coulter was offered a different date to speak on campus: May 2.

Coulter, and the student group organizing her speech, turned down the offer, because no classes are being held on that date, and few students will be around to attend. The conservative commentator is vowing to speak at the campus on the original scheduled date, which could trigger more violent protests on the campus.

The Washington Post reports.

On Thursday, the university said it had found a venue where it could hold the speech on a different day, May 2, instead of the original April 27 date.

Coulter and the college Republican group arranging her event said they are rejecting the new invitation, and a lawyer, representing the organizer, has been hired.

In a series of tweets Thursday night, Coulter criticized the university, saying Berkeley officials were adding “burdensome” conditions to her speech. She said she had already spent money to hold the event on the original April 27 date and is not available May 2. She also pointed out that May 2 would coincide with a reading period before final exams, when there are no classes on campus and fewer students around.

And she vowed that she is going to speak in Berkeley on the originally planned April 27 date, whether the university approved or not.

Here are the tweets Coulter issued in response to the new offer. She first countered the nature of Berkeley’s announcement, which tried to downplay the controversy.

Coulter then slammed Berkeley’s new restrictions on her.

Later, she tweeted out a clip of her appearance on Hannity last night.

Berkeley officials continue to insist their demands are in the best interests of safety, although their restrictions have never been extended to controversial liberal speakers.

From the Washington Post.

When Berkeley officials initially made their decision to cancel Coulter’s speech, they said the recent violence has caused them to rethink where and when to hold such events. In their earlier letter, university officials also partly blamed the college Republican group for inviting Coulter and setting a date for the event — April 27 — without consulting the university.

Officials learned of Coulter’s event, the letter said, from reading about it in newspapers. And after consulting with university police, officials said, they could not find a venue available on that date that would allow them to protect Coulter, the audience and bystanders.

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