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Event with Senator Jeff Flake is relocated due to Kavanaugh protest

Boston event featuring Republican Senator Jeff Flake is relocated for safety reasons due to a planned Kavanaugh protest

  • Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake was due to appear at a Forbes event in Boston on Monday
  • The panel at Emerson College has since been relocated for safety reasons
  • A demonstration had been planned to urge Flake to vote against confirming Kavanaugh
  • Flake made it clear on Friday he would not vote to confirm Kavanaugh without an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations

An event featuring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake that was due to be held in Boston has been relocated for safety reasons due to a planned protest related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Flake, a Republican Senator, was scheduled to appear at the Forbes Under 30 Summit at Emerson College’s Colonial Theater on Monday. 

He was set to appear alongside Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich for a panel discussion titled ‘The Future of the Republican Party’.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake (above on Friday) was scheduled to appear at the Forbes Under 30 Summit at Emerson College’s Colonial Theater on Monday before it was relocated

Emerson College president Lee Pelton announced they had tried to cancel the panel for safety reasons, before revealing it had been relocated to an undisclosed location.

Pelton said in a statement that the college had rented the Colonial Theater space to Forbes and they were not initially aware of Flake’s appearance. 

‘Forbes invited Senator Jeff Flake and Governor John Kasich to a panel discussion. We are seeking to exercise our right as the owners of the Colonial to have the panel canceled for safety reasons,’ Pelton said in an initial statement. 

A follow statement said: ‘The Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit panel discussion with Senator Jeff Flake and Governor John Kasich has been moved to a more secure location in Boston.’

The event that was due to be held at Boston's Emerson College was relocated for safety reasons due to a planned protest related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

The event that was due to be held at Boston’s Emerson College was relocated for safety reasons due to a planned protest related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Flake upended his GOP colleagues’ plans on Friday to move quickly to confirm Kavanaugh by saying he wants an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. 

A demonstration had been planned to urge Flake to vote against confirming Kavanaugh. 

The Facebook event page for the demonstration said NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, Boston Socialist Alternative and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts had planned it.

His appearance on the panel comes just days after two female protesters and alleged rape victims trapped him in an elevator and berated him after he announced he was voting to confirm Kavanugh.

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