ABC News' Clayton Sandell reports: Only one day after a Colorado foundation announced that Sarah Palin would be the keynote speaker at a May 2nd event benefitting military families, the event has been abruptly cancelled thanks to an “onslaught of negative feedback.”
“Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Governor Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns,” said a press release from the Sharon K Pacheco Foundation.
The release says no direct threats were made against the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee, but cites last month’s tragic shootings in Tucson along with an “increase in negative rhetoric” that raises concerns for Palin’s safety.
The cancelled event had been scheduled for May 2nd, the same night as a Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library hosted by Politico and NBC News.
What’s not known is whether Palin, who now apparently has the night free, will attend the debate.