By Mark Memmott

There was a point last night, as you'll see in the video below, when President Barack Obama was interrupted by hecklers as he spoke at a Los Angeles fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

The protesters were shouting about the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bars homosexuals from openly serving in the military -- and in particular whether Obama, who has called on Congress to lift that ban, is going to make something happen.

Fast forward to about the 35-second mark and you'll see, and hear, the president stop and speak directly to the hecklers.

"We are going to do that!" Obama says. "Hey, hold on a second! Hold on a second! We are going to do that. ... I agree. I agree. I agree. ... What the young man was talking about was, we need to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' which I agree with."

At another point, AP adds, the president told the hecklers "I don't know why you're hollering."

categories: National News, Obama Administration

9:45 - April 20, 2010