Fiery moment heckler confronts ‘hypocritical’ Hillary Clinton and demands she denounce Joe Biden’s ‘warmongering’ speech calling for additional Israel, Ukraine funding (VIDEO)
- Hillary Clinton on Monday chaired a panel discussion at Columbia University about the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- She was interrupted by anti-war activist Robert Castle, who for over three minutes refused to sit down and ranted about funding for Israel and Ukraine
- Castle yelled he wanted to ‘exercise my freedom of speech’: Clinton retorted ‘it’s not free speech when you are disrupting everybody else’s opportunity to speak’
Hillary Clinton scolded a far-left protestor who interrupted her speech at Columbia University on Monday night who was heckling her for three minutes over President Joe Biden‘s funding of Israel and Ukraine.
Clinton was on stage in New York as part of a panel discussion to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The former Secretary of State was joined by Michelle Bachelet, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former president of Chile, and journalist Maria Ressa, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with Filipino investigative news website Rappler.
Clinton was speaking when activist Robert Castle stood up and began berating her. Castle – who describes himself on Substack as an ‘independent researcher, disillusioned optimist’ – was praised by far-left peace activist and anti-nuclear campaigner Diane Sare, who challenged Chuck Schumer for his New York seat in the Senate in 2020, and will challenge Kirsten Gillibrand for hers in 2024.
Sare wrote on Twitter: ‘Excellent job by another person on my team!’
Castle asked a question, and when Clinton attempted to move on, Castle continued speaking.
‘I’m sorry,’ he said, as he continued talking over her.
‘Well, I’m not sorry – you sit down,’ she said.
‘I know you’re not sorry: that’s the point,’ Castle continued. ‘The hypocrisy of this speech.’
Clinton attempted to move the panel on to talking with another of the panelists, Frank Mugisha, a Ugandan LGBTI rights advocate.
But Castle would not let him speak.
‘Can you please make a statement about President Joe Biden’s speech. This is clearly a warmongering speech. President Joe Biden is calling for $100 billion of funding for Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine, and we’re just supposed to bundle these together and rush to World War Three,’ Castle said.