Democratic National Convention attendees described Monday as “pandemonium in Pennsylvania” as former Democratic chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed off stage and Bernie Sanders announced he would lead a Democratic “revolution”.
Following Jane Sanders’ hot mic moment where she announced that Sanders’ name will be placed in nomination at the DNC, Bernie then took to the stage to announce that a revolution was coming.
I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process. I think it’s fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am. But to all of our supporters – here and around the country – I hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishments we have achieved.
Together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America and that revolution – Our Revolution – continues. Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1 percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues. And I look forward to being part of that struggle with you.
As The Hill reports, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was repeatedly interrupted and booed Monday as she sought to speak to Florida’s delegation.
The Florida lawmaker, who will resign after this week’s convention in response to the disclosure of emails that showed top members of the DNC working to boost Hillary Clinton’s primary bid, had to strain her voice to yell over the flurry of protestors who showed up to interrupt her speech.
“We need to make sure we move together in a unified way,” she said over shouts from the crowd.
As she spoke, people stood on chairs holding up signs that said “emails,” “No!,” and “Thanks for the ‘help,’ Debbie.”
The heckling didn’t stop even as Wasserman Schultz mentioned last night’s shooting in Fort Meyers, Florida, that left two dead and more than a dozen injured.
Wasserman Schutz was defiant, insisting that she would remain for the entire convention.
“We know the voices in this room that are standing up and being disruptive, that’s not the Florida we know. The Florida we know is united, the Florida we know will continue to create jobs.”
Yet the remarkable scene raised more questions about the wisdom of having Wasserman Schultz gavel the convention in and out.
“Bedlam” breaks out…
— Brent Batten (@NDN_BrentBatten) July 25, 2016
Unity? Just wait until DWS’ replacement, Donna Brazile, takes the stage with the same baggage.
The ending was just as calamitous:
Holy shit. Schultz had to be whisked out of her own delegation's breakfast by security.
— David Catanese (@davecatanese) July 25, 2016
It was unclear if she was escorted out to shouts of “Goldman Sachs.”
And with The Democrats rapidly losing the narrative, Clinton campaign manager Bobby Mook was dispatched to Bloomberg.
*GOP CONVENTION HAD `FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS’ CLINTON’S MOOK SAYS
*GOP CONVENTION ATTENDEES WERE LIKE `ANGRY MOB,’ MOOK SAYS
*MOOK SAYS TRUMP IS `ENORMOUSLY VULNERABLE’
*OHIO, FLORIDA WILL BE `EXTREMELY IMPORTANT,’ CLINTON AIDE SAYS
An “angry mob”? Like the DNC delegates above you mean?
Trump, of course, is not shy about chiming in…
The State of Florida is so embarrassed by the antics of Crooked Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Schultz that they will vote for CHANGE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2016