Michelle Obama Heckled By Lesbian Activist Seeking Pro-LGBT Executive Order
First Lady Michelle Obama was heckled during a Washington D.C. fundraiser Tuesday evening by a lesbian activist demanding that President Obama sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees and job applicants.
Apparently, it got to the point that Mrs. Obama threw down the gauntlet: let me talk or I'm leaving.
According to the pool report (provided by Buzzfeed):
Most notable part of the event was an interruption from a protester about 12 minutes into the 20-minute speech. A pro-LGBT rights individual standing at the front began shouting for an executive order on gay rights. (Pool did not hear exactly what.)
“One of the things I don’t do well is this,” replied FLOTUS to loud applause. She left the lectern and moved over to the protester, saying they could “listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”
Crowd started shouting that they wanted FLOTUS to stay.
“You need to go!” said one woman near the protester.
The protester was then escorted out, shouting “…lesbian looking for federal equality before I die.” (First part of the quote was inaudible.) Pool could not get their name before they were taken out.
“So let me make the point that I was making before,” continued FLOTUS. “We are here for our kids. So we must recapture that passion. That same urgency and energy that we felt back in 2008, 2012. Understand this — this is what I want you all to understand. This is not about us. No one back here. It’s not about you or you or your issue or your thing. This is about our children.”
Loud applause in response to this comment.
How do you feel about the way the First Lady handled the situation, Instincters? Was this the best way for the protester to get her message across?