Michelle Obama loses her cool: First Lady threatens to leave fundraiser after lesbian protester heckles her – and the White House deletes exchange from official transcript
First lady Michelle Obama’s speech at a Washington D.C. political fundraiser was interrupted by a lesbian protester on Tuesday night, and she threatened to leave the event if the gay rights activist wasn’t forced to leave. But the official White House transcript doesn’t indicate anything about the heckler or Mrs Obama’s audible reaction.
Leaving the lectern, Mrs. Obama moved toward the shouter and told the crowd they could “listen to me or you can take the (microphone), but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”
The crowd made clear they wanted the first lady to stay and for the protester to go, which is what happened.
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Sturtz, a gay rights activist with the group Get Equal, had interrupted the FLOTUS to demand that President Obama sign an executive order prohibiting contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation and identity.
Michelle Obama threatens to leave fundraiser after facing protester
According to a White House pool report, she left the lectern and moved over to the protester, saying “listen to me or you can take the mike, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.
The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) is the hostess of the White House. Because this position is traditionally filled by the wife of the President of the United States, the title is most often applied to the wife of a sitting president. The current First Lady is Michelle Obama. After her husband Barack Obama was re-elected on November 6, 2012, she is scheduled to serve until January 20, 2017.
GetEQUAL is an American non-profit organization and advocacy group which advocates for LGBT social and political equality through confrontational but non-violent direct action.