A long night of boos and chants, apparently coming from supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), came to a head during Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) lengthy yet optimistic Democratic National Convention speech Monday as naysayers broke out into chants of “war hawk” and “Black Lives Matter” over him.
Booker, who was one of the headliners of the evening, first drew the attention of the rowdier convention attendees after he spoke about Hillary Clinton’s record on civil rights and touched on her national security record.
“She knows that true security doesn’t come from scapegoating people because of their religion, alienating our allies, stoking fear and pointing fingers,” he said. “It comes when we band together to face down and defeat our common enemy.”
Then chants of “war hawk” began. Booker continued his speech undeterred, only to have those in the convention hall start a new chant: “Black Lives Matter.”
Booker, who is black, seemed to disregard the chant and continue preaching unity.
“My fellow Americans, we will not fall into the complacency or indifference about this election because still, the only thing necessity for evil to be triumphant is for good people to do nothing,” Booker said. “You know what I’m saying.”