Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that freedom of speech is under attack on college campuses in America.
During a speech at Georgetown Law School, Sessions said political correctness has transformed academic spaces “into an echo chamber of political correctness and homogeneous thought.” He cited the cancelling of speaking events due to fear of protests as an example, referring to such incidents as a “heckler’s veto.”
“This is not right,” he said. “This is not in the great tradition of America. And, yet, school administrators bend to this behavior. In effect, they coddle it and encourage it.”
Read the full transcript of his remarks as prepared for delivery below: