Scott Morefield | Reporter
Ohio State University student protesters chanted “John McCains dead” and “Reagans dead” outside the venue where conservative commentator Ben Shapiro was delivering remarks on Thursday.
Federalist editor Emily Jashinsky shared video via Twitter provided to The Federalist by Young Americas Foundation:
— Emily Jashinsky (@emilyjashinsky) November 14, 2018
YAF, which is sponsoring Shapiros college campus tour, told The Federalist that the protesters also chanted “Bush Seniors dead” until they apparently realized George H.W. Bush is still living.
Another video from YAFs Twitter page shows marching protesters chanting “F*ck Ben Shapiro,” although they were reportedly not able to interrupt the conservative commentators lecture. (RELATED: WATCH: Ben Shapiro Slams Identity Politics And Violent Protests)
While a productive and civil discussion is going on inside the event, the hypocrisy of the Left is on FULL BLAST outside the venue.
— YAF (@yaf) November 14, 2018
The foundation also authenticated an email sent earlier on Tuesday to students in the schools Morrill Scholars Program, asserting that Shapiros “rhetoric has the potential to threaten the emotional and mental safety of much of the campus community.” The message, signed by the programs student advisory council, also noted anyone without a “safe space” or who didnt “want to be alone” was welcome to gather with other students and staff from 5 to 8 p.m.
This is an email from Ohio State regarding @benshapiro speaking. This is EXACTLY why it is IMPERATIVE he speaks on campus tonight. But no, Ohio State doesnt discriminate against Conservative students, not at all. pic.twitter.com/lpCa3nQutA
— Abby Draiss (@abby_draiss16) November 13, 2018
After protesters beat on the doors of the Supreme Court at Justice Kavanaughs swearing-in and confronted GOP officials in restaurants, the protests at Ohio State University appear to simply be the latest in a long line of attacks against conservatives.