GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was at a New York City event with former mayor Rudy Guiliani — marking the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death – and also marking the first time he got heckled and called a racist in the big apple.
Romney was campaigning with Giuliani at the firehouse where the city set up its first response center in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. It was an event intended to burgeon Romney’s foreign policy credentials while pushing back at Obama and his campaign, which suggested Romney wouldn’t have given the order to a team of Navy Seals to enter Pakistan to take out bin Laden.
But Romney’s remarks on the street outside the firehouse were overshadowed by a female heckler, who repeatedly screamed, “Mitt Romney is a racist!” as the presumptive Republican candidate gave brief remarks and took questions. While never explicitly acknowledged by Romney, the protester was clearly audible on television broadcasts of the event, and the former governor spoke for just around five minutes before hurrying into a nearby SUV.
Media reports said the heckler was associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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