Hillary Clinton was called out by a protester while speaking at an event celebrating 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at Columbia University in New York City.
The protester took issue with her support for President Joe Biden’s “warmongering” that he argues is speeding us towards WWIII.
Clinton was moderating a panel discussion when Robert Castle of the Schiller Institute stood up and demanded that she address Biden’s “idiotic” speech about Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan.
Schiller Institue representative Daniel Burke told Timcast News that Castle is not a Democrat or “far-left,” as some have alleged online.
The panel was discussing human rights violations by President of Chile Michelle Bachelet when the man became aggravated by the crowd’s “hypocrisy.”
“I’m sorry, we have two more people to hear from,” Clinton said as Castle shouted at her. “You have a chance to…well, I’m not sorry. You sit down, and we’re going to let other people talk.”
“President Joe Biden’s calling for $100 billion of funding for Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine,” the protester said of Biden’s presidential address. “We’re supposed to just bundle these together and pretend like we’re gonna rush to World War III.”
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“And we’re all just gonna let Hillary Rodham Clinton sit here?” Castle continued, as he was being approached by security.
“I’m sorry, this is not the way to have a conversation,” said Clinton. “If you want to have a conversation, you’re welcome to come talk to me afterward.”
The protester expressed his doubt that she would actually speak to him, demanding “the American people’s voice needs to be heard…because the president’s not speaking for the people, and neither are you.”
“Well, that’s your opinion,” Clinton said, becoming more obviously annoyed with the situation. “Sit down, we’ve heard your opinion, thank you very much. Now we’re going to turn to people who are on the front lines of working on behalf of human rights.”
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Castle continued to assert that he was entitled to his right to free speech and that the panel is “constructing narratives that are openly hypocritical.”
The exchange continued for several minutes.
“What I want to hear is Hillary Rodham Clinton to denounce Joe Biden’s warmongering speech,” Castle yelled. “He’s trying to push us to World War III!”
“It’s not about Israel and Palestine,” Castle continued. “This isn’t football, it’s not Team America!”
Clinton snapped back, “Well, I’m sorry, some of us are on ‘Team America’ despite our flaws and our problems.”
Dr. Allida Black, a historian who focuses on UDHR, joined in and said that the panel has done more for human rights than the protester, asking, “What have you done other than stand up and disrupt?”
“What I have done is I’ve asked Hillary Rodham Clinton to denounce the president’s openly warmongering, suicidal, idiotic speech,” Castle said. “That’s what I’ve asked, that’s what I’ve done!”
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with the protester’s identity.