California delegates booed a lineup of speakers Monday at a breakfast for the state’s delegation when urged to unite to elect Hillary Clinton, while the mention of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) elicited cheers, Roll Call reported.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA) were among the speakers who were booed. The crowd began protesting whenever uniting to elect Clinton was mentioned, Roll Call reported.
Some delegates also began chanting, “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie!” during Rep. Barbara Lee’s (D-CA) speech, according to the report, and a sign supporting Sanders was thrust into Pelosi’s face.
“I don’t consider it a discourtesy even if it is intended as one,” the minority leader reportedly said.
The uproar comes after it was revealed in leaked internal emails posted online Friday by Wikileaks that some DNC officials had potentially plotted against Sanders’ campaign. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who announced Sunday that she’d resign after the convention is over, was also booed Monday morning at a breakfast for the Florida delegation.
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