Hillary Clinton tells heckler ‘you are very rude’ (Watch)

Updated: January 4, 2016
Hillary Clinton tells heckler 'you are very rude' - Watch

Hillary Clinton on Sunday confronted a female heckler who interrupted the Democratic candidate’s first campaign event of the new year in an attempt to ask about Bill Clinton’s conduct towards women.

The heckler was Republican State Rep. Katherine Prudhomme-O’Brien, who brought up Juanita Broderick and Kathleen Wiley, two women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. At the town hall in Derry, New Hampshire, Prudhomme-O’Brien interrupted Hillary Clinton three times before finally being addressed by the presidential candidate.

“You are very rude and I’m not never ever going to call on you,” said Clinton, before turning away and engaging another town hall attendee.

After the town hall, Prudhomme-O’Brien told reporters that she heckled Clinton in response to statements by the candidate that rape victims have the “right to be believed.”

“She says that rape victims should be believed,” said Prudhomme-O’Brien, according to CNN, adding that Clinton has not looked into the matters of Broderick and Wiley. “I agree with her, that is true, they should be believed and we should assess what they are saying, she doesn’t even want to access it.”

Bill Clinton’s sex life shot back into the limelight recently after comments by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who said the former president’s sexual conduct would be “fair game” on the campaign trail.

Other candidates, like Sen. Bernie Sanders, said they will steer clear of the issue. “I think we’ve got more important things to worry about in this country than Bill Clinton’s sex life,” Sanders said.

On Monday, Bill Clinton will speak in New Hampshire, which will hold its Democratic primary on Feb. 9. After Hillary Clinton’s town hall, Prudhomme-O’Brien said she has no plans to heckle the 42nd president.

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