Hillary Battles Heckler on Bill’s Rape Accusations: ‘You Are Very Rude’
A Hillary Clinton rally in Derry, New Hampshire was interrupted by a heckler Sunday, who loudly asked questions about the women who had accused her husband Bill Clinton of rape and sexual assault.
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Republican state representative Katherine Prudhomme O’Brien twice stood up and interrupted Clinton’s stump speech. The second time, Clinton shot back saying, “You are very rude, and I’m not going to ever call on you.”
The exact questions were not picked up by cameras, but O’Brien told reporters afterwards that she asked about Bill’s accusers. “I asked her how in the world she can say that Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey are lying when she has no idea who Juanita Broaddrick is,” she told CNN. “She told me this summer she doesn’t know who she is and doesn’t want to know who she is. How can she assess that they are lying, which she told someone last month?”
O’Brien added that she believes the question was a fair one, because Hillary Clinton said in an Iowa campaign speech that rape victims have a “right to be believed.” Clinton faced a similar question in December 2015, when a New Hampshire rallygoer asked if Bill’s accusers had a “right to be believed.”
O’Brien appears to be a bipartisan gadfly when it comes to infidelity and family drama. In 2007, she heckled Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani, asking “how [could you] expect the loyal following of Americans when you are not getting it from your own family?” Giuliani was estranged from his children at the time after a very public divorce.
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