Former Vice President Dick Cheney will not be speaking at Cornell on Wednesday night after his flight from Virginia was canceled because of inclement weather.
The event will be postponed until next month, Austin McLaughlin ’18, the Cornell Republicans president, told The Sun in a brief interview.
“We are postponing,” McLaughlin said. “There were no flights out of Virginia this morning because of the winter storm.”
The rescheduled date for Cheney’s speech is not yet known, McLaughlin said, but will be sometime in April.
“We are currently working closely with Cheney’s office to see when the best time to reschedule is,” Michael Johns ’20, Cornell Republicans treasurer, said. “We will most likely move the event to late April.”
Cornell Republicans will release the new date, time and venue for the postponed lecture “as soon as [they] are able [to],” according to a statement.
“It’s currently unclear whether we will need to reprint tickets, but I would imagine that would be a strong possibility,” Johns said.
Upon learning about the cancellation, organizers also postponed their planned protest against Cheney.
“THE PROTEST WILL STILL HAPPEN WHEN HE COMES TO CAMPUS. We will mobilize when we know the time,” the Islamic Alliance for Justice, which co-hosted the protest, posted on Facebook.
“Be on the lookout for more updates as we near the end of next month – the Facebook event page … will stay up until the actual protest, and will also be a good source of information,” Amnesty International at Cornell University wrote in an email to its members.