The FLOTUS was delivering an impassioned speech about youth at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C., when, 12 minutes in, a woman in the audience began yelling. She reportedly wanted President Barack Obama to sign an executive order on gay rights.
Michelle admitted to her audience: “One of the things I don’t do well is this.”
According to reports, the first lady then stepped off the lectern and moved toward the protestor, telling the woman, “Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving.” She then told the audience, “You all decide. You have one choice.”
The audience shouted for Michelle to stay, and the protestor was swiftly removed from the event. The woman, who was later identified as GetEQUAL activist Ellen Sturtz, shouted that she was a “lesbian looking for federal equality before I die,” while being carried out, according to NBC News.
Witnesses told The Washington Post that Michelle looked “eye-to-eye” with Ellen as she confronted her. Apparently it even caught Ellen off guard, as she would later tell The Post, “She came right down in my face. I was taken aback.”
Watch the confrontation below.
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