Following her two presidential losses, Hillary Clinton has settled right back into the grift of making lots of money speaking at various left-wing conferences. Those are typically friendly affairs, but she ended up with more than she bargained for on Tuesday.
While speaking at the “Institute of Global Affairs,” which is located at Columbia University in New York, Clinton was faced with a relentless heckler.
Protester: "Our president is not speaking for the American people and neither are you!"— TheBlaze (@theblaze) October 24, 2023
Hillary Clinton: "That's your opinion. Sit down! Actually I'm on the frontlines fighting for human rights!" pic.twitter.com/s5ToBKKF1d
As hecklers go, this was one of the worst I’ve seen in a political context. Usually, within a minute or so, they run out of juice or are physically removed. Instead, this guy just kept going, and in return, Clinton engaged in a shouting match with him.
HECKLER: Can you please make a statement about President Joe Biden’s speech? This is a clearly warmongering speech! President Joe Biden is calling for $100 billion of funding for Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine, and we’re supposed to just bundle these together and pretend like we’re going to rush to World War III, and we’re all just gonna let Hillary Rodham Clinton sit here and, okay, yes…
CLINTON: I’m, this is not the way to have a conversation, if you want to have a conversation, you’re welcome to come talk to me afterward.
HECKLER: You can sit here, okay, right, you’re gonna wait for me right?
CLINTON: I will wait for you, and I will listen to you, and I will respond to you
HECKLER: I do not blieve you. Respsectively, I do not believe you, and the fact of the matter is that the American people’s voice needs to be heard.
That’s just a preview because it gets way crazier from there. For another two solid minutes, they shout back and forth at each other, with the protester bringing up Eleanor Roosevelt at one point (a clear piece of evidence that he’s protesting from the left). Eventually, another person on the stage starts lecturing about those on the stage risking their “lives” and “careers” to defend human rights.
SPEAKER: Every person on this stage has risked their life, their income, their reputation, their careers, and what have you done other than talk about (inaudible)…I will put my record, and these women’s records, and Frank’s record any day of the week.
I’m not sure who the other people on the stage are, but I can say with confidence that at least one person on the stage hasn’t done any of that. That would be Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose most harrowing tale of danger turned out to be completely false. Namely, her claim that she once dodged sniper fire while boarding a helicopter overseas.
Further, her pursuit of “human rights” has done nothing but make her fabulously wealthy as she’s showered with money to destroy countries like Haiti and Libya. Given that, the self-righteousness being shown is just a bit much.
Is it possible to be on no one’s side here? Obviously, the heckler’s understanding of foreign policy is extremely limited and simplistic. With that said, of all the people credible enough to lecture others on human rights, Clinton isn’t one of them. This is a person who turned Libya into a modern slave state and helped usher in over half a million deaths in Syria in order to build a resume for her final, failed presidential run. So yeah, I won’t be taking my cues on human rights from Hillary Clinton.