Heckler At White House Escorted Out For Interrupting US Pres Obama

Heckler At White House Escorted Out For Interrupting US Pres Obama
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A transgender has been escorted out of the East Room of the White House on Wednesday for interrupting United States President Barack Obama who was honoring LGBT Pride Month, news said.


Mr. Obama was delivering a speech when a transgender called on the attention of the President by calling his name several times. Mr. Obama said, “No, no, no.”

While the United States President Barack Obama is used to having hecklers during his speeches, Wednesday’s speech delivered at the White House was different as the President stopped the heckler.

According to CNN, Mr. Obama was not amused with the heckler who was stubborn. The President then reprimanded Gutierrez by reminding him of the venue.

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“Listen, you’re in my house. It’s not respectful.”

But because it seemed there was no stopping Gutierrez, Mr. Obama asked to have the heckler escorted out of the East Room.

The President then said, “You’re not going to get a good response from me by interrupting me like this. Shame on you. You shouldn’t be doing this.”

After a while, the President remarked that generally, he was fine when there are a few hecklers, but this time is different because as Mr. Obama said, “I’m up here in the house.”

“My attitude is if you are eating the hors d’oeuvres, you know what I’m saying? And drinking the booze? I know that is right,” Mr. Obama said which gained applause from the audience.

Later, the transgender was identified as Jennicet Gutierrez, who is currently staying in the U.S. illegally. Gutierrez is also reportedly a FAMILIA TQLM’s founding member and asked the President to release from detention the LGBTQ’s immigrant and to cease all deportations.

As Gutierrez was being escorted out, his voice, according to U.S. Magazine, echoed throughout the room shouting, “Stop all deportations.”

Reports said Mr. Obama has been interrupted several times when he was delivering speeches, especially when the venue was a public place. But events held at the White House are different because the attendees are pre-screened.