Protesters showed up to a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush Monday, seeking to remind the former Florida governor of just how much influence the Hispanic vote will have in the next election.
Bush was delivering a speech at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Houston when he was interrupted by immigration activists, NBC News reported.
“No hope without our vote!” the protesters can be heard chanting.
"I can't see you," Bush told the hecklers from the stage. Finally locating and addressing the protesters in the crowd, Bush said he believes that America needs immigration reform and that children of illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria, or so-called "DREAM Act kids," should get a path to citizenship.
BuzzFeed editor Adrian Carrasquillo pointed out in a tweet that Bush "handled [the] protest well," and added that the protesters were eventually escorted out by security.
Bush handled protest well, answered them and moved on. But was aided by security who kicked out protesters.— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Adrian Carrasquillo) 1442858708.0
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