Fox News host retreats from Supreme Court live show due to ‘volatile’ protest

Fox News host retreats from Supreme Court live show due to ‘volatile’ protest
The tension was palpable in Washington on Monday following Trump's announcement of his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh - so much so that Fox News anchor Shannon Bream axed a live broadcast from the court.

The unruly crowds shouting in the streets – it wasn’t a revolution, or even a World Cup win celebration in London but a Washington DC protest – proved to be too 'volatile' for Fox News.

Bream said she was forced to scrap the live show, planned to take place at the steps of the Supreme Court, due to the aggressive protesters mobbing the streets. She took to Twitter to share the news, stating that "very few times I've felt threatened while out in the field".

Thankfully, Bream was whisked out of harm's way. An hour after her original tweet, she hit the Twitterverse again confirming that she was alive and well and ready to broadcast from the "safety" of the studio at 11pm - phew.

Later, on the show, Bream brought the angry mobs up in an interview with Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). "It got a little rowdy out there tonight… last year there were certainly protesters out there and there was definitely opposition to Justice Gorsuch upon his name being announced," she said.

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"Tonight we saw something different. We did have a plan to have our show out there live. It got so volatile at points that we ultimately didn't feel like it would be safe to do an hour of live television out there. Where are we?," she added.

Kavanaugh's nomination could establish a 5-4 conservative majority on the court — which could shape legal decisions for generations to come.

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