University of Florida president Kent Fuch, who agreed to shell out $500,000 on beefed-up security for the event, wrote in an email Tuesday that Spencer seeks only "to provoke a reaction" and that "shunning" him would limit further attention.
Rubio, a man who tolerates a white supremacist nearly every single day, also spoke out about not attending the speech with a pair of tweets this morning.
Remember, as history suggests, ignoring bad things and bad people leads to social progress. Most importantly, nothing can possibly go wrong when we ignore Nazis. If we've learned anything about this country, it's that turning a blind eye to racism and bigotry has done wonders for civil rights.
Spencer's event, which you should absolutely not go to for increased Nazi-punching opportunities, will be held at 2:30 p.m Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
It'll never top this one, Richie. pic.twitter.com/YrUW1nFVwg— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 12, 2017