Hispanics Turn On Obama, Heckler Interrupts President’s Amnesty Speech
October 3, 2014 8:57am PST
You know things are bad when the Hispanic community turns on a Democratic President.
Obama attempted to reassure hoards of his formerly loyal supporters that he has not given up on amnesty, at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 37th Annual Awards Gala; an event at which he has been well-recieved in past years, but was met by an angry crowd on Thursday.
Obama spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 37th Annual Awards Gala in Washington DC on Thursday.
The Daily Mail explained:
President Barack Obama sought to rally frustrated Latinos on Thursday with a firm promise to keep fighting for immigration reform and a renewed pledge to take executive action this year to reduce deportations of undocumented immigrants.
After enraging many Hispanic voters last month by delaying a change in immigration policies until after the November midterm elections, Obama has faced widespread condemnation from a voting bloc that helped him win the presidency in 2008 and 2012.
Latinos remain critical to Democrats’ hopes of holding onto the White House, not to mention Obama’s legacy, so the president said he would use the coming weeks to gin up support among the U.S. public for another shot at reform.
Speaking at an annual gala held by Hispanic lawmakers, Obama said he shared the group’s frustration but needed its support to make any reform last beyond his presidency, which concludes in a little more than two years.
During the event, a woman from Washington, D.C. became enraged with the President. Activist Blanca Hernandez heckled Obama from the crowd, until she was eventually removed by security.
Blanca Hernandez gave the President a hard time for failing to take executive action on deportations.
Hernandez had to be escorted out of the banquet hall at the Washington Convention Center.
“I know there’s deep frustration in many communities around the country right now, and I understand that frustration because I share it,” Obama implored at the Washington gala. “But if anybody wants to know where my heart is or whether I want to have this fight, let me put those questions to rest right now: I am not going to give up this fight until it gets done,” he added.
The Latino community has demanded Obama deliver on his promise to use his executive authority to ease deportations.
Hispanics should have been doubtful of Obama’s amnesty promises from the very beginning. Apparently, they figured themselves to be the only sect of the population he was not lying to. Let us know what you think of his newest heckler in the comments section!
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