Huffpost Politics

Mitt Romney Blasted By Heckler: 'You're A Racist,' 'F*** You'

Posted: Updated:

Presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced a barrage of insults from a protester on Tuesday while taking questions at a New York City firehouse.

"Mitt Romney, you're a racist," the heckler screamed repeatedly, while Romney attempted to maintain his composure.

Unfazed, Romney continued to answer a question about a recent President Obama campaign ad that the former Massachusetts governor has claimed is an attempt to unfairly "politicize" the decision to take out Osama bin Laden. Romney has said that he wouldn't have hesitated to order the mission as well.

The protester trailed off as Romney spoke from Engine 24 and Ladder 5, a lower Manhattan firehouse that lost 11 men on September 11, but the heckling wasn't over.

"F*** you, Mitt Romney," the voice roared back, appearing to stumble over the candidate's name. Romney kept speaking.

(Video around the 35-second mark above)

Romney was also targeted earlier in the day by someone who urged him not to place the pizzas he was carrying on top of his roof, likely a reference to the now infamous story of the Republican's dog, Seamus, who once weathered a long road trip in a crate strapped to the roof of the family car.

Around the Web

Obama ad hits Romney Swiss bank account. Effective? (+video)

Mitt Romney: Debate over Bin Laden killing is a sideshow

Gingrich says he'll support Romney

Romney-Santorum Friday meeting to be private

 
  Obama Romney
Obama Romney
332 206
Obama leading
Obama won
Romney leading
Romney won
Popular Vote
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Holdover
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats* Republicans
Current Senate 53 47
Seats gained or lost +2 -2
New Total 55 45
* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats Republicans
Seats won 201 234
Click for Full Results
Register To Vote