A former half-term governor of Alaska and failed vice presidential candidate was heckled throughout her speech earlier this week in front of a war memorial.
Sarah Palin, most recently a reality show star and Fox News contributor, joined Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and other Republicans on Sunday in protesting federal landmarks that were closed as part of the GOP-engineered government shutdown.
Hecklers repeatedly urged her to go home and pointed out that Republicans shut down the government as she tried to make a point about respecting veterans.
“This is a matter of shutdown priorities,” Palin said, shortly before she was interrupted by a particularly loud heckler standing a few feet in front of her.
“You’re an idiot,” the man bellowed, turning the heads of conservative figures standing behind her and drawing amused chuckles.
Palin paused briefly before continuing her remarks.
“Our vets have proven that they have not been timid, we will not be timid in calling out any who would use our military, our vets, as pawns in a political game,” Palin said.
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