Elizabeth Warren is clearly not used to dealing with protesters.
During a recent campaign stop, she was interrupted by supporters of school choice, something Warren opposes because she needs the support of teacher unions.
She looked stunned as they interrupted her.
The Washington Free Beacon has the story:
Warren Flummoxed by School Choice Protesters
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) didn’t know how to handle school choice protesters during a Thursday rally and was heard asking Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.), “What do we do with this?”
Protesters interrupted Warren’s speech multiple times with chants in favor of school choice. Warren initially allowed the chanting to proceed as the rest of the crowd responded with pro-Warren chants before Pressley, who had introduced Warren at the event, walked onto the stage. “What do we do with this?” Warren asked Pressley.
“I want to say something. No one is here to quiet you, least not this black woman, who know what it is when people have tried to put me in a corner and tell me to be silent,” Pressley said, addressing the protesters.
“You are welcome here. The senator is here to talk about the contributions fighters like you have made to history,” she continued. “There are many people that do not know this story because we have been rendered as a historical footnote in history. So I am going to appeal to you to not dishonor that history.”
Here’s the moment the protest started:
Here’s the moment where Ayanna Pressley had to rescue her:
Here’s another view:
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) November 22, 2019
And here’s another:
The sound of protestors (wearing “Powerful Parent Network” shirts) versus supporters of Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren inside the Epps Gym at Clark Atlanta University. #gapol #gadems @ewarren @CAU pic.twitter.com/ppEbplfQpX
— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) November 22, 2019
These protesters have a very good point.
Why shouldn’t everyone have school choice?