Shoe Thrown At Hillary Clinton At Vegas Speech
Looks like Hillary Clinton got the same treatment as George Bush.
A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.
She was ushered by security at the Mandalay Bay casino resort after the incident.
“My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial. Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did,” said Clinton.
USA TODAY reports:
“Our staff denied her access before she later rushed past security,” Carpenter said in a statement. “An ISRI staffer then stopped her as she approached the stage. She was then handed over to law enforcement.”
Jerry Simms, the outgoing chairman of the recycling institute, offered a “deepest apology for that crude interruption.”
The organization represents more than 1,700 companies that process, broker and industrially consume metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles. Both Clinton and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke at the meeting.
Clinton, who has said she’s thinking about running for president in 2016, has been making paid speeches and is finishing a new book about her State Department days that will be released June 10. She’s on a three-state swing of the West Coast.
The Clinton incident evokes a 2008 event in which an Iraqi journalist threw shoes at President George W. Bush in Baghdad.