President Obama was heckled yesterday as he spoke to a crowd in Chicago about his executive immigration action. In the middle of his remarks some hecklers stood up to give him some grief. He told them to “get the facts.”
“You have been deporting families,” a heckler yelled. The president urged the demonstrator to stop shouting before he fired back.
“What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law, so that’s point No. 1,” Obama said, his words echoing to 1,000 attendees. “Point No. 2, the way the change in the law works is that we’re reprioritizing how we enforce our immigration laws generally.”
The president continued, “The point is that though I understand why you might have yelled at me a month ago, although I disagree with some of your characterizations, it doesn’t make much sense to yell at me right now when we’re making changes.”