Wednesday, June 24, 2015

President Obama To Heckler: "You're In My House"

Speaking at an LGBT Pride Month event today, President Obama experienced the rare heckler inside the White House.

From CNN:
"Shame on you," he told his heckler, who was protesting deportations under the Obama administration.

Obama responded, "Listen you're in my house ... it's not respectful."

The interruption persisted, however, and Obama asked for the heckler to be removed from the East Room.

"As a general rule I am just fine with a few hecklers. But not when I'm up here in the house," he said, as Vice President Joe Biden clapped him on the back.

Obama said later if guests are "eating the hors d'oeuvres and drinking the booze," they're typically expected to listen respectfully.

Shortly after the incident, an immigration group claimed the protestor was an undocumented immigrant named Jennicet GutiƩrrez, who is transgender. According to a press release, GutiƩrrez was a founding member of FAMILIA TQLM, established to advocate for LGBTQ immigrants who the group says are often excluded in the immigration debate.

While most presidents experience hecklers during speeches on the road, it's very rare for such behavior at White House functions as most guests are

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