WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday shut down an activist who interruped his speech at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month.
The man was protesting migrant deportations under the Obama administration.
After several outbursts, the president said, “Listen, you’re in my house. … It’s not respectful.”
When the heckling persisted, Obama asked for the man to be removed from the East Room.
An immigration group later said the protester is a transgender undocumented immigrant.
According to a news release, he founded an advocacy group for LGBTQ immigrants who the group said are often excluded in the immigration debate.