You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up: At White House LGBT Pride Event, President Obama Is Heckled By Illegal Immigrant Trans-Woman Activist For Over Two Minutes Before She Is Finally Escorted Out
[guest post by Dana]
It’s crazy town at the White House. Trans-woman and illegal immigrant activist Jennicet Gutierrez heckled and hollered at the president during his LGBT Pride address today for two minutes before the Secret Service showed up to escort her out. Gutierrez is also the founder of immigrant rights group Familia TQLM, which seeks to end all deportations of LGBT detainees.
The president attempted to quiet Gutierrez, but she wouldn’t listen:
“Hey, you’re in my house. … You know what, it’s not respectful, when you get invited to somebody,” before being cut off again.
Gutierrez was finally escorted out by Secret Service agents, and continued yelling as she went out the door.
An obviously annoyed Obama commented:
“You’re not going to get a good response from me by interrupting me.”
“Shame on you, you shouldn’t be doing this,” Obama said before the crowd began chanting his name.
“As a general rule, I am just fine with a few hecklers, but not when I’m up in the house. You know what I mean?” he said, turning to Vice President Joe Biden after the woman was removed from the room. “Because, you know, my attitude is, if you’re eating the hors d’oeuvres … And drinking the booze, I know that’s right. Anyway, where was I?”
Gutierrez later posted her thoughts about the ruckus:
She later added:
‘The White House gets to make the decision whether it keeps us safe,” Gutiérrez said in the Not1MoreDeportation press release. “There is no pride in how LGBTQ and transgender immigrants are treated in this country. If the President wants to celebrate with us, he should release the LGBTQ immigrants locked up in detention centers immediately.”
Joe Biden, who was also on the stage with President Obama, was clearly, and most amusingly, frustrated.
the this White House can a known illegal immigrant activist be welcomed into the White House and allowed to heckle and holler at the the President of the United States for two minutes before finally being escorted out of the room!