It’s true — the Iowa Freedom Summit was practically free of protesters (not counting Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was staking out the event from across the street). Hecklers in the audience holding “Deportable” signs, though, saved up their disruption for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry when he began to discuss the state’s problem with border security and President Obama’s refusal to address it.
That applause was from enthusiastic Rick Perry fans doing their part to drown out the hecklers, which they managed to do very well.
Perry was followed on stage by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was targeted by what looked to be a single heckler as soon as he began speaking. Christie had the perfect response, though.
In case you were wondering:
Released? You mean deported, right?