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The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh Postpones Speaking Event Due to Threats Against his Family

Published: March 29, 2023
Matt Walsh attends the cast screening of "Terror On The Prairie" at AMC DINE-IN Thoroughbred 20 on June 13, 2022 in Franklin, Tennessee. The conservative commentator, who regularly speaks out against transgender ideology, told his followers on Twitter on March 29 that he postponed a speaking engagement due to threats against his family. (Image: Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images for Daily Wire)

On March 29, The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh told his over 1.5 million Twitter followers that he was forced to postpone a speaking engagement at Washington and Lee University, “Due to threats against my family and other serious security concerns.”

Walsh, creator of the hit documentary “What is a Woman?” has been a vocal opponent of transgender ideology, and has lobbied government and medical institutions to halt “gender affirming” surgeries on minors with some success.

“Sadly I have to postpone my speech at Washington and Lee University. Due to threats against my family and other serious security concerns in Nashville this week, I cannot leave my family and fly to another state,” Walsh wrote, adding that, “I hate to push the event off but my wife and kids come first.”

The announcement comes after a woman reportedly identifying as a man was shot and killed by Nashville police after she stormed The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee and shot and killed three children and three staff members. 

“The threats to my family only makes me more determined to fight this evil,” Walsh wrote in a subsequent tweet, adding that, “I will not let any harm come to my children or my wife. And I will not let these psychopaths scare me into silence. Neither of those things will ever happen, I promise you.”

Walsh clarified that his decision to postpone the engagement had nothing to do with Washington and Lee University. “There may have been some protests planned but nothing major,” he wrote. “The potential danger is at home, which is why I need to be at home.”

‘Trans Day of Vengeance’

Despite Monday’s shooting, a “Trans Day of Vengeance” protest is expected to go ahead as planned and is slated for Saturday morning in front of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C..

The event is being organized by the Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN) which issued a press release following Monday’s shooting.

“Vengeance means fighting back with vehemence,” the press release stated. “We are fighting against false narratives, criminalization, and eradication of our existence. It is also a call to our allies to stand up and fight with us to bring down the forces that try to divide and subjugate us all.”

While no official motive for the Nashville shooting has been determined, it is suspected that the shooter, who identified as trans, may have engaged in the horrific violence out of “resentment,” and may have been motivated by radical trans ideology. A manifesto written by the shooter could shed light on her motive, but the document has not yet been released.

Elon Musk’s Twitter has been removing thousands of tweets promoting the protest because they were deemed in violation of the platform’s rules against inciting violence. 

“We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them.” Ella Irwin, the head of Twitter’s Trust and Safety tweeted, adding that, “Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok.”

Saturday’s event is expected to include a rally with speakers in front of the Supreme Court, followed by a march, according to a “Trans Day of Vengeance” poster, who also encouraged attendees “to cover up and bring a buddy.”