February 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton supporters booed and shouted at a Marine veteran until security forcibly removed him – all because he asked about Benghazi.
The incident happened at a Clinton rally in Bluffton, South Carolina on Friday, where the man who introduced himself as a veteran asked former President Bill Clinton why his wife “lied over the coffins” of the men killed in the Benghazi attacks.
“I did eight years of active duty service, two tours of Iraq,” the Marine said, to a silent reaction from the crowd.
“We had four lives in Benghazi who were killed and your wife tried to cover it up,” he said, causing the crowd to boo wildly.
To President Clinton’s credit, he thanked the man for his service and tried to answer him, but the crowd was too rowdy shouting, “sit down” and “throw them out.”
“Hillary lied over four coffins!” a woman who accompanied the Marine shouted.
While Clinton insisted his wife didn’t lie, the woman was also removed by security as the crowd shouted and jeered.
“Those families are lying?” the woman shout as she was being dragged out.
“Why are you trying to not listen to my answer?” Clinton asked the woman but he could barely be heard over the crowd. “Are you afraid?”
No. I’m not afraid because I know you’re going to lie,” she screamed back.
A far cry from how military service members are treated at a Donald Trump rally, or any Republican presidential candidate’s event for that matter.
“To me the story is the crowd,” Fox & Friends host and Army National Guard veteran Pete Hegseth said Saturday. “This guy stands up (and) said ‘I’m a Marine. I’ve done two tours in Iraq’ — You go to a Republican rally, tell it like it is, the crowd erupts in applause for the Marine and says ‘thank you for your service this is fantastic,’ instead silence, crickets (at the Clinton rally).”
“It shows you we’ve got two very different electorates that look very differently towards that service.”
Watch the encounter below.
This article was posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 8:25 am