Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech When UPenn Can’t Guarantee ‘Selected Audience’

Source: Tommy Christopher / Mediaite 

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor abruptly canceled a speech at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School because the University couldn’t guarantee the “selected audience” that had previously been agreed upon,according to several reports. According to Cantor’s office, the speech was originally restricted to media, students, and faculty, but UPenn decided to open the speech up to the first 300 people to show up. The University says the speech was always open to the public.

Cantor’s office issued this statement to The Daily Pennsylvanian:

“The Office of the Majority Leader was informed last night by Capitol Police that the University of Pennsylvania was unable to ensure that the attendance policy previously agreed to could be met,” wrote Cantor spokeswoman Laena Fallon. “Wharton is a educational leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, and the Majority Leader appreciated the invitation to speak with the students, faculty, alumni, and other members of the UPENN community.”

But according to the school, the event was always supposed to be open to the public:

Penn spokesman Ron Ozio said in a statement that Wharton’s speaker series “is typically open to the general public, and that is how the event with Majority Leader Cantor was billed. We very much regret if there was any misunderstanding with the Majority Leader’s office on the staging of his presentation.”

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  • Maxiquai

    I guess he only wants people who agrees with him, to hear what he saying. 

  • Anonymous

    I guess that he wants only people that agrees with him, and not people that will take a very critical look at his opinions. If you cannot handle people, who disagree with you, then you should go back to the private sector, or something.