Connecticut university retracts offer to Sheriff Clarke to speak at their school

Clarke was to give a speech at the university
Posted at 10:35 AM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 11:45:05-04

A university in Connecticut has recalled its invitation to have Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark speak at their school.

In a Facebook post, the University of New Haven said:

"The University is aware that some people, including current students and alumni, are upset that Sheriff David Clarke’s invitation to speak at the Markle Symposium was rescinded. As an institution of higher learning, we fully support free speech and value the marketplace of ideas. Unfortunately, circumstances did not permit Sheriff Clarke’s attendance at this year’s symposium, and we respect the resulting divergent reactions among the University community."

Sheriff Clarke responded Wednesday evening on Twitter saying:

And on Facebook Thursday morning saying:

"The University of New Haven continues to dig itself into a deeper hole of political correctness."