ABC’s Terry Moran Says He Felt ‘No Threat’ After Fox’s Shannon Bream Claims ‘Volatile’ Scene at SCOTUS


After Fox News host Shannon Bream claimed protests at the Supreme Court last night were threatening and “very volatile,” Terry Moran of ABC News pushed back and said he “felt no threat” during the event.

“I was broadcasting from the SCOTUS plaza until 11:00PM that night,” Moran said in a quote-tweet of Bream’s post. “The protests were raucous; chants, posters and bullhorns on both sides. But I found it very democratic, all-American. I saw pro-choice and pro-life demonstrators arguing—passionately but civilly. I felt no threat.”

Bream’s live show began shooting from the steps at 11 p.m.

In a couple of tweets sent shortly after 11, Bream portrayed the protests outside of the Supreme Court on Monday night — which occurred when President Donald Trump named Judge Brett Kavnaugh as his SCOTUS nominee — as dangerous:

Pro-abortion and anti-abortion demonstrators were present outside the Supreme Court last night, with both sides flaunting signs in support of their cause.

Bream spoke to the Associated Press about having to move to a studio for her show:

People shouted obscenities at Bream and her crew, crowded around and touched crew members as they prepared to air Fox’s 11 p.m. Eastern hour from the location two hours after the nomination, she said.

“I’ve been in the middle of many protesters and signs and chanting and we all do our jobs,” Bream said Tuesday. “But last night had a different feel to it.”

“There’s a lot of heat out there and I’m hoping that cooler heads will prevail,” she said.

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