New York University College Republicans canceled on speaker James Merse, a former establishment liberal LGBT member gone conservative, citing safety concerns and administrative pressure.

Opinion writer James Merse offered to speak pro bono for the NYU College Republicans, and they accepted, setting a date, time, and location with Merse. However, James received a message Monday from the group explaining that they could no longer accommodate his speech.

"Hey James, unfortunately as we have a lot of press on our ass right now, along with the administration (due to recent white nationalist events held on campus) and upon review of one of your group memberships (ACT for America) we thought it would be safer to not go through with this speaker event," read the email.

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