Habitual Heckler Goes After Hillary Over Bill

'You are very rude, and I'm not ever going to call on you'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2016 7:29 AM CST
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses an audience during a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

(Newser) – Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien is a New Hampshire state rep, and a woman with "a history of heckling presidential candidates," reports CNN. She upheld that reputation not once but three times on Sunday at a Derry town hall Hillary Clinton was hosting, reports the Washington Post. The Republican reportedly took to her feet and started shouting at Clinton, who CNN reports "dispatched" her; after O'Brien tried a third time, Clinton replied: "You are very rude, and I'm not ever going to call on you. Thank you." It was apparently tough to hear O'Brien over the chorus of boos uttered by Clinton supporters, but the Rockingham rep afterward told reporters that she was trying to ask Clinton about Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey, Politico reports.

The women alleged decades ago that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted them, and while Hillary Clinton has been asked about the women before, CNN notes she has "never responded so forcefully." Bill Clinton arrives in the state Monday, and O'Brien says she has no intention of heckling him. Another person with no intention of bothering either Clinton about the topic: Bernie Sanders. "I think we've got more important things to worry about in this country than Bill Clinton's sex life," he said Sunday on CNN. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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