“why don’t we work with chinese to build the belt and road” together?” u.s. vice president harris is questioned loudly by a man during a speech in new york on october 22, local time. the man was then led away from the venue by secret service agents.
harris spoke in the bronx district of new york city on tuesday, attended by a number of democrats, including mayor beth howe, the new york post and daily mail reported. harris was talking about the u.s. government’s reconstruction plan and its impact on climate change when a man in the audience suddenly interrupted her.
the man shouted at her, “eight families drowned in queens.” this could have been avoided if we had the right infrastructure. the new york post said the man was referring to 13 people who died in flooding caused by hurricane ida last month, 11 of whom drowned in basements in queens, new york. city officials blamed the tragedy on an outdated and aging municipal sewer system, the report said.
in the face of sudden interruptions, harris was quick to react.
“you’re right, brother,” harris responded from the podium.
“i’m right on this point, ” the man continued.
harris went on, “i know you’re right.” how about talking to me later? “
the man asked aloud,“why don’t we work with chinese to build the belt and road”
harris continued, “well, we’ll talk after the speech, and i’m glad to talk to you.” ”
The man was then taken away from the venue by the Secret Service, the report said. The man,’ the Daily Mail reported.