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AFT president retweets to rebut ‘myth’ she cut short 9-year-old speaker

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http://twitter.com/#!/rweingarten/status/371685690146185216

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:

http://twitter.com/#!/rweingarten/status/371650000058855424

One tweeter wasn’t completely buying it:

http://twitter.com/#!/golfmax13/status/371663446820941824

Once again, here’s the video. You be the judge:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/25/aft-president-retweets-to-rebut-myth-she-cut-short-9-year-old-speaker-at-march-on-washington-event/



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