Many Democratic party leaders are in deep water with Democrat voters who are feeling angry and disenfranchised with the recent WikiLeaks revelations that DNC officials worked against Sen. Bernie Sanders throughout the Democratic primaries. Western Journalism reported that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is now resigning, was heckled and booed as she tried to speak to Florida party delegates.
Wasserman Schultz is not the only one getting berated by her party since the fallout. Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi received a hostile welcome as she too attempted to speak to party delegates, this time from California.
— Stephen Rivers (@stephenarivers) July 25, 2016
Met with boos and jeers, Pelosi, according to Roll Call, attempted to unify those present by saying, “The differences that we have are not so great compared to the chasm between us and Republicans.” Nonetheless, Sanders supporters pushed back with one supporter reportedly shoving a Sanders poster in Pelosi’s face.
The Democrat leader attempted to downplay the incident, telling reporters later that “unanimity” is “just an impossibility for any party.”
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Pelosi wasn’t the only speaker booed every time she mentioned unifying behind Clinton. Representatives from California, Michael M. Honda, and Barbara Lee were both booed every time they mentioned standing together with Clinton, with the crowd frequently erupting with chants of “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie.”