Well, she certainly has her fair share of haters, but who thought we would see the day where Hillary Clinton has a show thrown at her while on stage giving a speech? Luckily, the former Secretary Of State was not struck, and was able to dodge the shoe, and play it off well.
A woman was taken into custody following the incident, which took place during a keynote speech that she was giving at a convention in Las Vegas. She has been in the public eye a lot lately, and may be the leading Democratic candidate heading into the 2016 election.
The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage before an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay resort. Shortly after she took the stage, a shoe came flying at her, and before she could figure out what had actually happened, she questioned aloud if it was a bat.
She was able to evade the aerial attack from the shoe, and even poked fun at the person who threw it when saying “Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.” Clinton also poked fun at the subject matter when saying “My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial.”
The audience seemed to love the way that she responded, and more than 1,000 people in a large ballroom laughed, and applauded, as Clinton resumed her speech. Hillary Clinton is the former First Lady, and has worked as a senator from the state of New York.
Brian Spellacy, U.S. Secret Service supervisory special agent in Las Vegas, said the woman was being questioned and would face criminal charges. He has declined to identify who the woman is, and it is unclear exactly what charges she will be facing.
However, he was able to report that the woman wasn’t a credentialed convention member and wasn’t supposed to have been in the ballroom. It was an unfortunate event for the possible presidential candidate, but luckily she was able to play it off well.
As of right now, Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a presidential bid, and she has been traveling the country giving paid speeches to industry organizations, and appearing before key Democratic Party constituents. Should she run in 2016? Who thinks she would win?
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