Angry attendees at Florida delegation breakfast holding up these signs, booing at Debbie Wasserman Schultz pic.twitter.com/nE0JrmIDcD— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) July 25, 2016
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz attended a Florida DNC delegate breakfast Monday morning during which she received an unpleasant “welcome.”
Wasserman Schultz has received great scrutiny for her role in working against the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, so when she took to the podium to say a few words, the crowd — filled with supporters of the Vermont senator— responded with boos and jeers.
According to Raw Story, people shouted “Shame, shame!” and some held up signs with snarky messages including, “Thanks for the ‘help’ Debbie.”
This incident comes just one day after she announced her resignation as chairwoman and reports surfaced about her role in the DNC being significantly downgraded.
Several video clips of Monday’s fiasco surfaced on Twitter as reporters and others in attendance shared what was going on in real-time.
Wasserman Schultz’s attempted speech is totally drowned out by the crowd, but ironically, she was trying to promote unity.
Despite the fact that she was ill-received, she continued through the end of her speech and got even more boos upon exiting the stage.
Funny enough, a very similar scenario happened to former presidential candidate Ted Cruz last week during the RNC when he tried to inspire unity within the GOP without endorsing their presidential nominee, Donald Trump. He was also booed to no end and then mercilessly ridiculed on social media.
Just a few short months ago, Wasserman Schultz appeared on “The Daily Show” and host Trevor Noah candidly asked her why Sanders was being “co*k- blocked” by the DNC. She, of course, denied that the organization was blocking Sanders and defended the “democratic process” the DNC upholds.
Flash forward to this week, the public has learned —thanks to "DNC WikiLeaks" — that Wasserman Schultz was evidently being dishonest. Emails have been uncovered that appear to expose how party officials propelled Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the primaries.
Wasserman Schultz is set to speak again during the DNC in front of a much larger crowd, which will make for much louder boos.
Ironically, Sanders also drew ire from his own supporters on Monday after trying to urge them to vote for Clinton in an attempt to show party unity.
"Immediately, right now, we have got to defeat Donald Trump. And we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine," Sanders said during a Philadelphia rally.
According to Politico, the crowd responded with boos and chants of, "We want Bernie!"
However, he shifted gears to emphasize that ultimately, Donald Trump needs to be defeated and the party must come together to make sure that happens. That is one notion that the crowd rallied behind.
Regardless of the collective desire to beat Trump, it's clear that not even Sanders is exempt from getting called out by his fans for going against his beliefs to support Clinton's rigged campaign.
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