Michelle Obama Confronts Heckler Who Tried to Ruin Her Speech
What do you do when you’re about midway through an impassioned speech about the future of our nation’s children and you’re suddenly interrupted by a protester demanding equal rights for gays on a federal level? If you’re First Lady Michelle Obama, you threaten to drop the mic and walk out the front door.
FLOTUS did exactly that at a private fundraiser in Northwest Washington on Tuesday when a mad-as-hell heckler named Ellen Sturtz got all up in her business and tried to make a speech of her own.
“One of the things I don’t do well is this,” Obama is heard saying in the audio clip, above.
According to The Washington Post, Obama then left the lectern and walked over to Sturtz, where she instructed her to “listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”
Naturally, Sturtz was quickly escorted out of the event — but not before she talked to those lovely aggregators at The Huffington Post.
Describing the testy run-in, Sturtz said:
Basically, I was asked by the first lady to be quiet, and I can’t be quiet any longer. … I was surprised by how negative the crowd seemed to be. It was actually a little unsettling and disturbing. She obviously thought she was going to make an example of me or something. I wasn’t scared at all.
Video of the heckling has yet to hit the Internet; though, in a dream world, it would have played out a little something like this.