From a video: "Sanders supporters start booing invocation when Hillary Clinton is mentioned."
From Roll Call:
Democratic discontent with Hillary Clinton was on full display at the California delegation breakfast Monday morning ahead of the first night of the Democratic National Convention.
Members of the delegation repeatedly disrupted the lineup of speakers, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, with protestations against Clinton and cheers for her erstwhile primary rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.From U.S. News and World Report:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Driven Out of Chaotic Florida Democratic Breakfast.
The outgoing DNC chair was roundly booed and heckled and had to be escorted out by security.From E News:
Sarah Silverman Gets Booed During DNC Speech After Calling ''Bernie or Bust'' Supporters ''Ridiculous''From the Hill:
Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders fought to be heard inside the Wells Fargo Center at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday.
Every mention of Clinton provoked cheers from her supporters, with rounds of boos raining down from Sanders supporters.
The jeers and chants of “Bernie” frequently outlasted and overwhelmed cheers for Clinton inside the arena.The fix is in, and the rank-and-file are rankled.
At the Republican Party convention, there were boos only for Ted Cruz when he refused to man up and endorse the party's nominee as Cruz promised a year ago, Republicans are united to stop Hillary.
At the Democratic Party convention, there are boos only when the party's nominee is mentioned. Are Democrats uniting to stop Hillary?
From the New York Times:
It was not the start that Mrs. Clinton wanted. In the wake of last week’s bitterly divided Republican convention in Cleveland, chuckling Democrats promised that their own meeting would be a paragon of party discipline and unity. “I can tell you we’re going to have a very different kind of convention,” Mrs. Clinton told supporters on Monday.
But the publication of 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails by WikiLeaks this weekend provided a disastrous prelude to the convention. The emails revealed concerted efforts by senior party leaders, including Ms. Wasserman Schultz, to undermine Mr. Sanders’s campaign, reopening the wounds from the primary contest.
Come Monday afternoon, Mr. Sanders’s supporters amassed outside the convention hall, shouting, “Hell no, D.N.C., we won’t vote for Hillary!” Inside, they booed at every mention of Mrs. Clinton’s name. And Ms. Wasserman Schultz had announced that she would not, as tradition dictates, strike the gavel to open the convention later that day.Some may say Democrats have never had a convention like this.
Yes they have. In 1968.
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