Woman throws shoe at Hillary Clinton during speech

LAS VEGAS — A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday during a speech in Las Vegas, according to the Secret Service.

She ducked and it missed her, joking afterward about the incident that occurred during an appearance before a recycling trade group.

“My goodness, I didn’t know solid waste management was so controversial,” she quipped.

“Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did,” she added.

The Secret Service took the woman into custody. They said she was not a ticketed guest and slipped past hotel security.

She was not named and only identified as a protester. But it was not clear what she was protesting.

The incident happened shortly after Clinton took the stage to address the meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.

Mark Carpenter, spokesman for The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, said the woman was not affiliated with his group and was not credentialed for the event.

He said she “must have slipped under the rope at the last second.”

“I saw papers fly when the protester stood up. I saw papers flying in the air,” he said.

Carpenter said there were about a 1,000 people in attendance.

Clinton’s appearance is the latest in a series of high-profile speaking engagements for the former secretary of state since leaving the Obama administration. She is considered the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential race.

19 comments

      • Joust

        I certainly agree, but it is amusing to watch the difference in how the media portrays this as compared to the time Bush got a shoe thrown at him.

        Night and day.

        I wonder why that is????

    • Catherine Gilmour

      “Too bad she missed” is just as embarrassing as Hillary. The irony in your statement speaks volumes about you.

    • Mary Cooper

      WHERE EVER SHE GOES, WHENEVER SHE SPEAKS, A TON OF SHOES SHOUDL BE THROWN IN HER LYING, DECEITFUL FACE!!!
      WHEN THERE IS A TON OF SHOES THROWN AT HER, MAYBE THE MEDIA WILL REALIZE SHE IS THE MOST HATED WOMAN IN AMERICA!!!!

  • jack may

    It is too bad when someone is dumb as heck and cannot keep their mouth shut. Once that mouth opens, the WHOLE world knows just how dumb they really are!!

  • rembrandt

    Funny how short sighted you liberals are, not one of you remember Bengazzi. At least a shoe in her mouth would have been funny.

  • Tracey

    In some countries and cultures, it is customary to throw a shoe. Shoe throwing, or shoeing, showing the sole of one’s shoe or using shoes to insult are forms of protest in many parts of the world. The shoe thrown at President Bush during a press conference in Iraq in 2008 is on display at the Museum in TriBeCa, New York City. Now Clinton and Bush have something in common. I wonder if Clinton’s shoe will go on display.

    My issue is how did she (the protester) SLIP in pass the secret service? That is more alarming. What if she had a gun or knew how to aim, just the other day a woman killed her boyfriend with a stiletto. What kind of security are WE paying for?

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