Clinton booed at Iowa Heartland Forum
By M&C US News Dec 2, 2007, 17:52 GMT
Former US president Bill Clinton (L) greets supporters prior to the start of the Iowa Brown and Black Forum, where his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton participates, in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on 01 December 2007. The Iowa Brown and Black Forum was founded in 1984 and is the nation\'s oldest continuous minority presidential forum in which candidates answer questions concerning issues affecting African-Americans and Latino-Americans. EPA/STEVE POPE
ABC News' Eloise Harper reports that Sen. Hillary Clinton faced an unfriendly crowd in Iowa.
At the Heartland Forum in Des Moines, IA, Clinton, who called in to speak to the crowd of thousands because of weather difficulties, took questions on topics from healthcare to illegal immigration.
Clinton was asked if she would "make a decision to give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship" during her first 100 days in office.
Clinton said, "I have been favoring a plan to citizenship for years. I voted for it in the Senate, I have spoke out about it around Iowa and the country and in my campaign. And as president comprehensive immigration reform will be a high priority for me."
This answer elicited booing from the audience.
The man repeated his question about the first 100 days. Clinton replied, "Well you've to get congress to pass the legislation and the president to do as much as possible, which I will do."
Louder boos came from the crowd.
Eloise Harper reports that Clinton "was thanked for her appearance and the moderator expressed sympathies for the ordeal she suffered yesterday. Clinton thanked the moderator. More booing could be heard from the crowd again after she hung up the line."