Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Monday was forced to talk over loud chants from the crowd who yelled “No TPP!” at him as he gave his speech at the Democratic National Convention.
As he talked, the crowd began chanting, “No TPP!” and holding up signs to that effect. He appeared to pause at one point to try to let those who were chanting wrap it up.
Clinton has come out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), adopted her stance after previously supporting it. For his part, Cummings has said that while he disagrees with the TPP, he wouldn’t work to keep it out of the party’s official platform.
It wasn’t clear what set the crowd off, but Cummings spoke of his family and how his father, who is deceased, would be proud of him, the party and its nominee, Hillary Clinton.
“And he would say these simple words — you are blessed, so you can bless others,” Cummings said. “Go out there and vote and do not stop lifting up the American people. May god bless America!”
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