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Political tensions in America seem to be on the rise, and one news network just cancelled its broadcast as a result of tensions over a Supreme Court nomination. Fox News anchor Shannon Bream planned to host a live broadcast of her show from outside the Supreme Court of the United States following President Trump's nomination of federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh, but her team shut things down after a group of protestors arrived on the scene. Bream took to Twitter to inform viewers of the decision, and to let them know she'd be doing the show from a studio. The Fox News host revealed:
Very few times I've felt threatened while out in the field. 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. Moving the show back to the safety of the studio. See y'all at 11pm [on] FoxNews.
The protestors, which included people like Senator Bernie Sanders and representatives from organizations including Planned Parenthood, arrived to protest President Trump's nomination for the next Supreme Court Justice. The nominee turned out to be Republican judge Brett Kavanaugh, and protestors voiced concerns the new voice in the Supreme Court could attempt to overturn long-held policies like Roe v. Wade. Fox News' Shannon Bream had been on the scene since 8:30 a.m. that Monday morning covering the event, and was supposed to continue to stay there until midnight to host her show Fox News @ Night. The Twitter announcement about canceling the live show came around 9:22 p.m. ET, and Bream made it back to the studio in time to host her show at its usual time.
Shannon Bream was on social media throughout the buildup to the cancellation and was giving followers updates on who President Trump was planning to pick for his nomination. The anchor had called attention to the protestors earlier in the program, and posted a video of the protest about an hour and a half before announcing the live show cancellation, which can be viewed below.
As mentioned, Shannon Bream is the host of Fox News Channel's Fox News @ Night, which airs weekdays at 11:00 p.m. ET. For more on the Fox News Channel, check out which current program on the network is about as popular as it's ever been or read up on the network's plan to create its very own subscription streaming service.