CNN tweeted the news first:
"CANTOR CANCELS: Specifically Cantor signed up for speech with a selected audience. Last night U Penn said it would be open to public."
“I think it’s a shame that a speech at a university should not occur because of some fear that there will be skeptics and critics in the audience,” said English professor Al Filreis of The Wharton School at UPenn, who added, “Clearly, the reason he canceled was that he wanted to speak to a friendly audience, and not one that would ask him difficult questions.”
Congressman Eric Cantor has a long history of avoiding his own constituents. Unless you're a corporation, a millionaire or a big campaign donor, Cantor has proven, time and again, he has no time for you. (And he’s certainly never voted for you!)
It's time Congress listened to the 99%. Demand Eric Cantor step into the real world and participate in our democracy by giving his speech in his home district and allowing the public to attend. No more cherry picking adoring audiences to use as props for your Fox News talking points.
It's time Cantor faced the public that put him in office.