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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Addresses Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Las Vegas

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center  (Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com). 

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

At one point during the event a woman from the audience threw a shoe at Clinton. Clinton dodged the object and at first asked if it was a bat. Security ushered the woman out of the room and into federal custody.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton dodges a shoe thrown by a woman in the audience
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton dodges a shoe thrown by a woman in the audience

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com

“Our staff denied her access before she later rushed past security,” said Jerry Simms of the recycling institute. Simms offered “his deepest apology for that crude interruption.”

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com

“I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial,” said Clinton. “Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.”

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com

The organization represents more than 1,700 companies that process, broker and industrially consume metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com