Reporters attending a Hillary Clinton speech in Houston on Thursday must remain within the confines of barricade and will not have a chance to interview the Democratic presidential nominee, they were informed in a note with big, bold red letters.
“There will be NO opportunities to interview Hillary Clinton,” a press blast from Texas Southern University reads. “Her speech will be her interview.”
From confirmation note from Texas Southern Univ, which is hosting Hillary Clinton's voting rights speech tomorrow pic.twitter.com/87PPv11jHu
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) June 3, 2015
After attending fundraisers in Dallas and Austin, Clinton will head to Texas Southern University in Houston to talk about voting rights and to receive the first inaugural Barbara Jordan Public-Private Leadership Award, named after the late Texas congresswoman.
The award goes to “a deserving woman anywhere in the world who shall have made the highest achievement during the preceding year or years in any honorable field of human endeavor in the public or private sector.”
The strict rules imposed on reporters attending the event are par for the course so far for Clinton’s campaign. She has been criticized repeatedly for choking off reporters’ access and refusing to take questions.