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December 15th, 2011
12:27 PM ET

Maruo Heck on heckling Gingrich: 'Sometimes free speech has to be uncivil'

Newt Gingrich was heckled Wednesday by a group of Occupy Iowa City protesters during a speech.

As the former House speaker stood in a classroom at the University of Iowa and began to detail his vision for a federal brain-science project dedicated to curing Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, the protesters started shouting. The rowdy disruption lasted for several minutes. And things got personal. 

At the end of a question and answer session following Gingrich's remarks, one of the events attendees, Maruo Heck, attacked the GOP front-runner's personal life. "Seems like you have a Ph.D. in cheating on your wife," Heck said.

Today on American Morning, Maruo Heck joins us to talk about why he choose to heckle Gignrich.  As he tells Carol Costello, "sometimes free speech has to be uncivil."


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