At a “Get out the Vote” rally in Toledo, Ohio, Saturday night, former president Bill Clinton took the stage to make the pitch for his wife, Democratic presidential frontrunner, Hillary.
“I’m here to ask you to support Hillary for president because we need you. We need you to win here on Tuesday. And if we do it we’ll send a big message to the rest of the country,” said Clinton, according to 13ABC.
As his spiel went on, Clinton was interrupted by a pro-gun advocate who challenged the efficacy of gun-control laws, pointing to Russia as an example, further adding that the Clintons had a communist agenda.
As the agitated crowd began to sound off, Bill asked the audience to stay calm because he didn’t want it “to behave the way the trump people do.” He, according to reports, asked the man to stay and listen to what he had to say on the issue.
But the man left, escorted by security.
“One thing they have in common is they’re all chicken in the end,” Clinton said, to applause.
Later, after the speech, Clinton said he was open to a brief exchange with the pro-gun advocate.
“I was gonna let that young fella talk,” he said, referring to the man. “He was just afraid of letting me answer.”
Clinton was flanked by two pro-gun control advocates, former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly.
Both of them applauded Hillary for her anti-gun agenda at the rally.
“Hillary is tough, Hillary is courageous, and she will fight to make our families safer. In the White House she will stand up to the gun lobby, that is why I’m voting for Hillary,” said Giffords.
“Hillary Clinton is one reason why we have protected and saved so many innocent lives, thousands upon thousands but we need to do better,” added Mark Kelly.
Wait a minute. Hillary, saved lives? I think the families of the victims of the Benghazi attack might take umbrage with that statement.