Day one of the dumpster fire
We will have ongoing coverage all day of "Dems in Turmoil, Convention Chaos" without a hint of gloating or trolling b/c we're professoinals
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) July 25, 2016
We’ll be updating throughout the day as chaos warrants.
Debbie Wasserman Shultz resigns in disgrace, is booed off stage, jumps aboard Hillary’s ship:
If you thought we were above enjoying moments like this one, you were wrong. Former Democratic National Convention Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Shultz was booed off the stage at a Florida delegation breakfast this morning:
How bad was it? This bad:
— Alex Leary (@learyreports) July 25, 2016
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) July 25, 2016
If you’re just catching up to the drama, DWS announced plans to resign from her post as chairwoman of the DNC Sunday after Wikileaks published more than 20,000 emails showing the DNC’s clear preference for Hillary as a candidate. She will oversee the DNC before hanging up her hat. Some of the leaked emails insinuate the DNC was trading donations for federal appointments. DWS’s next endeavor? Surrogate for Hillary’s campaign of course.
DWS won’t open today’s convention:
BREAKING NEWS: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tells a Florida newspaper she will not open today's convention. #DemsInPhilly
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 25, 2016
“Lock her up!” chant…Bernie Sanders supporters?
In a pre-convention protest Sunday, Sanders supporters chanted, “lock her up,” while brandishing “Hillary for Prison” signs:
It’s not just Republicans that want presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in prison.
At a lively Sunday march in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, chants of “lock her up,” “Hillary for Prison” signs and t-shirts and calls for indictment were common among the most ardent supporters of Mr. Sanders, who arrived in Philadelphia to make their voices heard to the delegates attending the Democratic National Convention.
Republicans used last week’s Republican National Convention to make the case that Mrs. Clinton’s perceived ethical lapses made her unfit for office. Delegates to the Republican convention could be heard chanting “Lock her up!” while “Hillary for Prison” shirts and bumper stickers have proliferated across the country.
Mrs. Clinton hasn’t been accused of any criminal wrongdoing — in fact, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey explicitly said that her use of a private email server for government work did not rise to the level that would justify criminal charges. However, Mr. Comey called her “extremely careless” in her handling of the nation’s secrets by running her work email off a private server, while a State Department probe concluded that she was in violation of Department rules.
But at the pro-Sanders rally, attendees were more than eager to list the reasons that Mrs. Clinton deserved to be incarcerated. At least once during a four-mile march from City Hall to Roosevelt Park, rallygoers began loudly chanting “Lock her up!” — the same chant heard on the floor of the RNC.
Sanders supporters list of Hillary grievances includes pant suits:
From Lashell Thomas of Oklahoma, a pretty standard list of Sanders-supporter complaints. pic.twitter.com/OkAo5nzbtR
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 25, 2016
The Great Boo-ening claims another victim — Nancy Pelosi:
Bernie Sanders supporters seem to have no interest in falling in line with the whole party unity thing. Not only did they boo Debbie Wasserman Shultz off stage, they booed Nancy Pelosi.
The disgruntled delegates started interrupting and booing individuals who were slotted to speak at the event the day the Democratic National Convention is set to start.
“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,” Roll Call reported.
Pelosi tried to send a message of unity to the audience despite the boos, which continued as other speakers came to the podium.
“But whenever a speaker talked about uniting to elect Clinton in November, the crowd balked. They booed Rep. Michael M. Honda. And chanted, “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie!” during Rep. Barbara Lee’s address,” Roll Call noted.
Bernie says Hillary/Kaine must be elected, crowd boos:
Bernie Sanders says "we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine," his supporters react with loud boos, jeers https://t.co/tIADhryHO3
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) July 25, 2016
CYA aka DNC:
Donate your spare beans to the fart-in cause. For the children…or something:
The Clintonville bean collection for Thursday's Fart-In. We think this political process stinks. pic.twitter.com/jPh3UsgKmr
— CheriHonkalaPPEHRC (@CheriHonkala) July 23, 2016
DNC apologizes to Sanders for all the mean things they said in hacked emails:
NEW: DNC apologizes to Sanders and his supporters for the content of the hacked emails. pic.twitter.com/Sfw6k1I8yy
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 25, 2016
I’m so old, I remember when Randy Quaid was not insane:
— Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) July 25, 2016
And then InfoWars showed up:
Hillary for Prison truck shows up at Bernie rally in Philly and is cheered pic.twitter.com/LWcqVUblnK
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) July 25, 2016
ALL the train-stopping protests!:
— JoekillianNR (@JoekillianNR) July 25, 2016
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) July 25, 2016
I see the whole party unity thing is going swell:
A Sanders delegate tells me the shouting and Bernie chants here at the Democratic convention are just the start. There's "more to come"
— Anthony Zurcher (@awzurcher) July 25, 2016
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) July 25, 2016
You will be made to cheer:
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) July 25, 2016
Live footage of the DNC:
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