Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama To Speak Monday Night At Democratic Convention
Shouts of "Bernie" interrupted the invocation at the Democratic Convention Monday afternoon, just after the event was called to order.
Monday was a dramatic day, including boos directed at Bernie Sanders (for telling his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton) and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (for an email scandal showing committee members trying to undercut Sanders' campaign).
And as Rep. Marcia Fudge, new convention chair, took the stage expressing her support for Clinton and vice presidential pick Tim Kaine, the crowd erupted again each time she said the presumptive nominee's name, shouting "Bernie, Bernie."
Wasserman Schultz declined to gavel in the convention in hopes of starting the event off on a "positive note" — she handed off the duty to outgoing Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Sanders and first lady Michelle Obama are expected to speak, along with musical performances by Paul Simon and Demi Lovato.
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