- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Fox News host Shannon Bream said she had to bail on her live report outside the United States Supreme Court Monday night because she felt “threatened” by the surrounding protests.

About a half-hour after President Trump announced he was nominating Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to fill Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat, Ms. Bream said that she and her news crew were forced to retreat to the safety of their studio due to escalating tensions on the Supreme Court steps in Washington.

“Very few times I’ve felt threatened while out in the field,” she tweeted. “The mood here tonight is very volatile. Law enforcement appears to be closing down 1st Street in front of SCOTUS.”

“Literally had to bail on our live show from #SCOTUS,” she added. “Moving the show back to the safety of the studio. See y’all at 11p.”

Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and independent Sen. Bernard Sanders joined hundreds of protesters outside the Supreme Court following Mr. Trump’s announcement.

Podcaster Lyndsey Fifield claimed on Twitter that “white men” were screaming at Ms. Bream, calling her a “blonde bimbo.”

After Ms. Bream left the scene, the Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson reported seeing Fox News crew members being “verbally harassed” by protesters as they broke down their equipment.

Protesters also blocked traffic outside Trump Tower in Manhattan, leading to the arrests of seven people, including City Councilman Jumaane Williams, a Democrat who is running for lieutenant governor, the New York Post reported.

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