Washington (CNN)–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endured raucous heckling during her speech at an America's Future Now event on Tuesday.
The speech focused on job creation, education and the recent passage of health care legislation. But the delivery was seriously affected by protestors.
Amid circumstances strongly reminiscent of last year's health care town hall meetings, Pelosi was interrupted a few sentences into her speech by a protestor yelling, "I'm not going back to a nursing home." Following a brief pause and an attempt to return to her remarks, Pelosi allowed the woman to speak before saying, "I've heard your message, I appreciate your concern." As others in the crowd began chanting, Pelosi said "you have made your point."
A Washington Post camera captured the incident.
Among the protestors were members of the activist group Code Pink, who were silent but carried a banner with the message, "Stop funding Israel terror." Other hecklers displayed a sign reading, "Our homes, not nursing homes," a phrase they chanted throughout Pelosi's speech.
Pelosi's office would not comment except to refer to the speaker's response during her remarks.