LaRouche Heckler at Scalia AEI Speech: Update
The AP story on the Scalia AEI Speech heckling incident was even more misleading than first thought.
After the man left, Scalia answered questions for about 15 minutes but repeatedly declined to engage anyone who asked questions, even of an apparently friendly nature, that he felt were not related to his topic – the use of foreign law by U.S. courts.
“I feel really bad about it,” said Veronique Rodman, an AEI spokeswoman. “There’s no excuse for rudeness.”
I just talked to Ms. Rodman on the phone and, as suspected, she was referring to the outrageous conduct of the protesters, not Scalia. Indeed, she says, “Scalia was a saint” and the protestors lied to get into the event, claiming that they were George Washington University law students.