A heckler insisted that Hillary Clinton condemn President Biden’s “warmongering” during an event this week, and the two engaged in a heated argument.
Video recorded the argument, which took place at a group talk at Manhattan’s Columbia University’s Institute of Global Politics.
Clinton addressed the heckler, who was standing in the audience and talking over her. “You need to sit down, and we are going to let some other people talk.”
“Could you please say something about what President Biden said?” The heckler asked, “This clearly represents a speech that wants to start a war. President Biden wants $100 billion to help Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine. We are supposed to just group these requests together and act like we are going to start World War III right away, and we are all going to watch Hillary Rodham Clinton just sit here?”
Biden spoke to the country this week from the Oval Office and said that he was going to try to get Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine a $105 billion security assistance deal.
A few weeks ago, the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas attacked and killed people in Israel, which led to a huge response from Israel.
She told the person who was disrupting the event that this “wasn’t the way one should have a conversation” and agreed to talk to him later.
“Okay, so you’re going to wait for me, right? Please,” the person yelled.
Clinton told them, “I am going to wait for you, spend time listening to you, and answer you.”
The person who was being rude said, “Respectfully, I don’t believe you.The truth is that neither you nor our president speak on behalf of the people of this country; it is the voice of the people that needs to be heard.”
“Well, that is your opinion,” Clinton replied. “Sit down; we have heard what you have to say.”
The person who was acting rude said, “I’m going to use my right to free speech.”
Clinton replied, “But it is not entirely free speech when you get in the way of other people speaking.”
?Hillary Clinton SNAPS after INTERRUPTED mid speech over refusing to call out Joe Biden for getting us into WWIII
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 24, 2023
“Of course it is! This is free speech!” the heckler yelled back, and a few people in the crowd clapped.
The heckler continued by calling out other historical leaders from American history and accusing Clinton of being “hypocritical.” He also claimed that a past secretary of state had been “involved with the CIA.”
Clinton replied, “Oh yeah, well you are brilliant at picking and choosing what to believe about the past.”
A man in the audience approached the heckler and motioned for him to take a seat while Clinton tried to continue and talk to another panelist.
“I want to listen to Hillary Rodham Clinton condemn President Biden’s speech that promoted war!” He yelled, “He’s attempting to get us into World War III!”
The person who was disrupting the speech asked Clinton again to condemn it.
Clinton replied, “And I’ve already given you an answer: I won’t do that. That is the end of this conversation. But I’ll see you outside anyway; you are done.”