Hillary Clinton was greeted with standing ovation as she took the stage at the University of Buffalo in western New York State last night. As she spoke to the packed alumni arena of the need for less partisanship and greater civility in Washington D.C. a heckler from the upper levels began to shout, “Benghazi, Benghazi, you let them die.”
As security led the man from the building Mrs. Clinton said calmly and with the tact and grace that she has displayed throughout her political career,
“We have to be willing to come together as citizens to focus on the kind of future we want, which doesn’t include yelling. It includes sitting down and talking with one another.”
Though the man continued to shout as he was led away, only the security personnel surrounding him heard what was said as the crowd drowned him out with their applause in response to her reply.
Of course the most frequently asked question in the Q and A session that followed her speech pertained to the possibility of another run for the Presidential nomination in 2016. She gave noncommittal replies several times leading the University’s Vice President for Student Affairs to attempt one more time by phrasing the question differently.
He asked her,
“Perhaps you could describe for us what the ideal candidate for the president would look like.”
Laughing Clinton replied,
“That is a new way of phrasing it. I have to give you credit,” going on to say, “I have to say, I’m not as interested as to what the candidate looks like as what the candidate stands for — what the candidate really believes America needs to be for the future, particularly for young people.”
You can see an excerpt which includes the rude interruption in the video below.