Harvard Grad Walks Out of Garland Commencement Speech

Harvard Grad Walks Out of Garland Commencement Speech

June 1, 2022

A Harvard graduate Emma Heussner shared a video of herself walking out of United States Attorney General Merrick Garland’s commencement speech on Sunday, calling it an “easy decision.”

“Just walked out of harvard’s graduation because I didn’t want to listen to merrick garland talk about himself for 30 minutes,” tweeted Heussner, who also happens to be a Daily Caller social media director. The video she shared went viral on Twitter.

In his speech, Garland brought up the events of January 6 at the Capitol three times, and pleaded with Harvard graduates to devote some part of their lives to public service, citing the recent mass shootings in Texas and New York as reasons.

Asked what prompted her to leave the ceremony, Heussner told the Daily Caller, “I had been sitting there for more than two hours listening to people speak in Latin, give cordial formalities. By the time Merrick Garland got on stage, I was so anxious to leave and meet up with my parents. They’re the ones who helped me accomplish what I have and supported me to get to Harvard in the first place…

“Even overhearing his speech as I walked out, it was pretty rich to hear about how ‘awful’ our country is and what we as graduates should do about it, given that he’s the one in an incredible position of power to who gets immediate results from the decisions he makes,” Heussner added.

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