Obama interrupted by singing woman at fundraiser
April 21st, 2011
01:49 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama interrupted by singing woman at fundraiser

(CNN) - A woman wearing a T-shirt supporting WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning interrupted President Barack Obama at a California fundraiser Thursday by breaking into song.

After completing her song, in which others at her table joined as it progressed, the unidentified woman was escorted out by two White House aides as she said: "Free Bradley Manning. I'm leaving. I hope I don't get tortured in jail."


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. ConservaFascists -aka- Mammon

    I'm all for torture as long as it's being done by Jack Bauer. However, in real life cases, I'm strongly opposed to it. If PFC Manning is being tortured, then shame on US. He deserves a speedy court martial and should be tried for treason.

    April 21, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Probably a dope-smoking republican that believes only The Dick and George Bush can do that TO PEOPLE OF COLOR. Last I heard, it was UNAMERICAN TO GIVE AID TO TRAITORS.

    April 21, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  3. thomas

    Non violance , "We'll vote for you in 2012, yes that's true, Look at the Republicans, what else can we do?"
    CNN , what was the name of the song ?

    April 21, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  4. California Conservative

    Just more proof the extreme radical liberals support traitors.

    April 21, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  5. Name king

    Guest what woman as a soldier, doing something like that to aid the enemy, that's called espionage. That is something that alot of people get executed for. That's why I would love the civilian sector to stay out of the military sector, the army put you through basic training for one reason, get soldiers from stop thinking like civilians. Soldiers are task with the duty of protecting the father land so that our life, customs and very existence will survive as we know it. We cannot afford for every Tom dick and Harry to jeopardize that way of life. We need to send a message to every potential conspirators, that this spreading of our military knowledge to potential enemies will not be tolerated.

    April 21, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  6. CNN watcher

    Obama appeared nonplussed by the interruption, letting the song continue without trying to stop it and saying at the end: "That was a nice song, much better voiced" than he could do it. "Where was I?" Obama said in continuing his speech. "That didn't break my flow."

    He's awesome.

    April 21, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  7. Kris

    He should have considered the law, which he legally agreed to live by, before he made his decision to release the documents. What most dont understand is that he is not subject to the laws regular citizens are, but the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. He clearly and knowingly violated these rules and should be punished for it under military law.

    April 21, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Noble idea. Bad move. If you wanted to help the guy, convince him to turn state's evidence. What do you think the chances are that she actually knows Manning?

    April 21, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |

    Freedom of speech is allowed in America. She was just exercising her constitutional right. Then for safety of the President after she was finished she was escorted out of the room. I have no issue with both sides of the story...

    April 21, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  10. obama victim

    President Bus....oh, I mean Obama.....so easy to confuse these guys anymore......just may throw you in the slammer...thankfully, Gitmo is closed....what?? it's not??

    April 21, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |