Michelle Right to Not Put Up With Being Heckled

By Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post - June 6, 2013

First lady Michelle Obama wasn’t having it — and I don’t blame her. Lesbian activist Ellen Sturtz wasn’t having it — and, well, I don’t blame her, either.

Obama was speaking passionately about children at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Washington last night when Sturtz heckled her about her husband’s lack of action on ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) federal employees. Obama was not pleased. In the audio of the incident, you hear the first lady say, “One of the things that I don’t do well is this.” According to the reporter’s pool report, she “left the lectern and moved over to the protester.” The reporter also quotes Obama as saying, “Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”

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