Ted Cruz isn’t the only politician to get booed off stage during this years conventions, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was heckled by convention goers and delegates this morning as she opened up the DNC. Defiantly, she tried to raise her voice above the crowd noise and was sure to tell everyone that they will be seeing her every day this week.
Members of the crowd, angry due to the Wikileaks dump of internal DNC e-mails showing collusion by her team to deny Bernie Sanders the nomination, held up printed signs that simply said, “Emails.” Some shouted “Shame!” Debbie announced her resignation as DNC chairwomen, to take effect after the convention of course, a move that many Bernie delegates felt was a slap in the face.
Of course the corruption within the DNC will allow Debbie the honor of acting as convention chair this week, since she was only following orders of the administration and the Clinton campaign. Debbie is even being rewarded with an “honorary” position within the Clinton campaign after she resigns, so she won’t even miss a beat (or a paycheck).
The Hill reports:
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was repeatedly interrupted and booed Monday as she sought to speak to Florida’s convention delegation.
The Florida lawmaker, who will resign after the Democratic National Convention this week after leaked emails showed top members of the DNC working to boost Hillary Clinton‘s presidential primary bid, had to strain her voice to yell over the flurry of protestors who showed up to interrupt her speech.
“We need to make sure we move together in a unified way,” she said over shouts from the crowd.
As she spoke, people stood on chairs holding up signs that said “emails,” “No!” and “Thanks for the ‘help,’ Debbie.”
Others repeatedly shouted: “Shame.”
The heckling didn’t stop even as Wasserman Schultz mentioned last night’s shooting in Fort Meyers, Fla., that left two dead and more than a dozen injured.
The Florida congresswoman was defiant, insisting delegates would see more of her.“You will see me every day between now and Nov. 8 on the campaign trail, and we will lock arms and we will not stand down,” she said.She also took on those heckling her.
“We know the voices in this room that are standing up and being disruptive, that’s not the Florida we know. The Florida we know is united, the Florida we know will continue to create jobs,” she said.
Yet the remarkable scene raised more questions about the wisdom of having Wasserman Schultz formally preside over the convention.
She has also said she plans to address the hall of delegates in Philadelphia. If she does, she will almost certainly be interrupted again by her opponents, but on a much larger scale.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Monday said that were it up to him, Wasserman Schultz would not address the convention.
“Debbie is very single-minded, very dedicated,” Rendell said.
“She worked very hard, but she’s stubborn and she wants to see this thing through. I just think it’s wrong for her and it’s wrong for us.”
Emails posted by WikiLeaks appeared to show DNC officials looking for ways to tip the scales against Bernie Sanders during his race with Clinton for the party’s presidential nomination.
One email showed a top DNC official calling for someone to corner Sanders on his religious beliefs, arguing that he’s “skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage.” And another showed a press official talking about pitching a negative story about Sanders’s organization.