Liberal Commencement Speakers Outnumber Conservatives 4 to 1
Liberal and progressive commencement speakers far outnumber their conservative counterparts on U.S. college campuses this spring, according to a new report.
In its findings, Campus Reform noted that not a single active conservative politician was invited to speak at one of the nation’s top 100 schools.
Meantime, President Obama agreed to speak at three universities and seven members of his administration were slated to speak as well.
In his address at Northeastern University on Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry brought up Donald Trump while touting the school's diverse class.
"There are no walls big enough to stop people from anywhere, tens of thousands of miles away, who are determined to take their own lives while they target others,” he said.
"In other words, you are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare."
The Outnumbered panel weighed in on the unsurprising discrepancy, with Kennedy arguing that administrators don't want to even invite a conservative because they're worried about backlash.
"It becomes a national outrage, there are protests and people are self-flagellating on campuses and there are no safe spaces. It's a ridiculous environment," she said, and then joked about Kerry.
"He looked like he was about to play Quidditch. Like he was suiting up for a formal at Hogwarts."
Juan Williams said the lack of open-mindedness on campuses is concerning, pointing to the recent controversy surrounding Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley.
The commentator was disinvited from a planned speech to students at Virginia Tech before the university reversed course.
Watch the full segment above and hear from Riley below in a sit-down with Megyn Kelly.