FEEL THE BOOS: Wasserman Schultz Gets Drowned Out With Jeers at Convention Opening Breakfast
This was supposed to be one of the biggest and brightest days for Debbie Wasserman Schultz: day one of the Democratic National Convention to nominate the first female candidate from a major party in American history.
Instead, the embattled chair of the DNC has been forced to resign just days after Wikileaks released tens of thousands of incriminating emails that suggest efforts from within to target Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during the primary.
And on Monday morning when Wasserman Schultz got up to speak at a delegate breakfast for her home state of Florida, she was met with exactly the reaction you would expect: a crowd of overly enthusiastic boos, jeers, and taunts.
“Thank you so much! Good morning Florida!” Wasserman Schultz said through a forced smile in the face of her detractors. “It is so wonderful to be able to be here with my home state.” She eventually pleaded, “Alright everybody now settle down please.”
At one point a leading delegate in the room had to take to the podium in an effort to calm the crowd, urging the people in the room to ease up on Wasserman Schultz so that, “Debbie can speak.” She finally earned some cheers when she invoked popular leftist ideals, like sensible gun legislation and electing Democrats up and down the ballot in November.
Progressives from within the party have long opined that the DNC — led specifically from efforts by Wasserman Schultz — attempted to prop up the candidacy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the face of the unexpected challenge from Sanders. The Vermont Senator became the populist grassroots darling throughout the primaries, taking on Clinton’s establishment ties and and Super PAC funding in the process.
Watch the above clip of the Wasserman Schultz comments from MSNBC.
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