Michelle Obama put a heckler in her place after she interrupted the First Lady's speech during a Democratic fundraiser in Washington on Tuesday, June 4, prompting cheers and applause from the crowd.
Obama was more than halfway through her address, held at a home in Northwest Washington, when a woman "at the front of a crowd of about 200 people began shouting for President Obama to issue an executive order" barring federal contracts that would discriminate against employees "based on sexual orientation or gender identity," the New York Times reports.
The First Lady promptly stopped her speech and told the crowd, "One of the things I don't do well is this," before stalking over to the spot where the protester was shouting and telling the woman that she could either "listen to me or you can take the mic, but I'm leaving."
Obama then turned to the crowd and said, "You all decide. You have one choice."
At that, the audience began to chant for Obama to stay and continue, and one woman told the protester, later identified as GetEQUAL activist Ellen Sturtz: "You need to leave."