Hillary Heckled in Harlem

(CBS)
From CBS News' Fernando Suarez

NEW YORK CITY -- After winning the Nevada caucuses and only a few hours of sleep at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., Hillary Clinton put on her Sunday best to worship at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Although Clinton recieved a nice welcome inside the church, the crowd awaiting outside was less than welcoming. Following the church service, Clinton emerged accompanied by Rev. Calvin Butts, who endorsed her.

The press conference was interrupted by loud supporters of Barack Obama who chanted his name as Butts spoke. Soon after the press conference Clinton handed out coffee to those who braved the frigid temperatures, including handing some joe to Obama's crowd. Some yelled to Clinton to "stay out of Harlem" and told her not to "steal the black vote."

Earlier, Clinton spoke to the church's congregation for about 15 minutes where she highlighted the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Clinton told the crowd, "we have a lot of work to do," referring to Dr. King's legacy. Clinton added, "We need everyone to understand that we are in this together. We have a tremendous opportunity to do so much more to realize that more perfect union."

Clinton admitted that, at times, the struggles of daily life can be overwhelming for many. "Does it get discouraging?" Clinton asked, "No doubt about it. Does it feel that lots of days its one step forward and then two days back? No doubt about it."

Mrs. Clinton is taking the rest of the day off to prepare for Monday's debate in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Fernando Suarez

Comments