AFT president retweets to rebut ‘myth’ she cut short 9-year-old speaker
As Twitchy reported yesterday, the organizers of the March on Washington event were running a strict clock when it came to speaking time for participants. Even Jesse Jackson was prevented from exceeding the 2-minute limit in order to keep the program moving.
One of the people who appeared to be cut short was 9-year-old Asean Johnson, who was giving a few words about public education when the president of the American Federation of Teachers pulled the mic away before letting him say a couple of parting words.
Weingarten re-tweeted Asean Johnson’s mother, who said her son did have a chance to conclude what he wanted to say:
One tweeter wasn’t completely buying it:
Once again, here’s the video. You be the judge: