President Obama had to stand his ground during a recent speech.
HeÂ was addressing the importance of Civil Rights for members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community as it is currently LGBT Pride Month. In the middle of his speech, Obama wasÂ heckled by one of the attendees in the crowd.
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“Not one more deportation” the person said.
“Listen you’re in my house…” Obama retorted and the crowd went wild with applause.
“…It’s not respectful. You’re not gonna get a good response from me by interrupting me like this. Shame on you” Obama told his heckler whoÂ since been identified by CNN as Jennicet GutiÃ©rrez.
GutiÃ©rrez is a transgender founding member of FAMILIA TQLM, an advocacy group for LGBT immigrants who believe they are excluded in the immigration debate.
HeÂ would not stop interrupting the President who gave him an ultimatum of being quiet or being escorted out. Security eventually had him removedÂ from the room.
“As a general rule I am just fine with a few hecklers. But not when I’m up here in the house,” Obama said.
â€œâ€¦If guests are eating the hors d’oeuvres and drinking the booze they’re typically expected to listen respectfullyâ€ he added.