His explanation was just fine. She just didn’t seem to grasp that if protesters in black masks plan to disrupt a campus event with violence, it is in the best interests of society to stop the violent protesters…not the event.
A few minutes later, Sen. Feinstein suggested that public campuses might not have the resources need to protect speech from the heckler’s veto. “How should a university handle this,” Feinstein asked the panel. Volokh responded saying, “If we are in a position where our police departments are unable to protect free speech…then yes indeed we are in a very bad position.”
“Professor, let me just understand what you’re saying,” Feinstein interrupted. She continued, “No matter who comes, no matter what disturbance the University has to be prepared to handle it…To me the extraordinary circumstance is when people come in black uniforms and hit other people over the head.”
Volokh replied, “Right, and that cannot be enough to justify suppression of those who they came to try to suppress.”
I’m not going to subject myself to watching the exchange…in part because spending a lot of time determining that Dianne Feinstein is a dimwitted liberal is just a waste. When we wake up in a country run by thugs in black masks, she’ll be one of the idiots who caused it.