WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) — First lady Michelle Obama, encountering a protester, threatened to leave a Washington fundraiser if the person didn't stop interrupting her.
Witnesses said Obama was delivering remarks at the private fundraiser Tuesday when lesbian activist Ellen Sturtz, 56, interrupted to demand President Obama sign an anti-discrimination executive order, The Washington Post reported.
The first lady paused and confronted Sturtz, witnesses said.
"One of the things that I don't do well is this," she said. "Do you understand?"
A pool report indicated Obama approached the protester and said, "Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I'm leaving. You all decide. You have one choice."