Outgoing Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz wanted to speak with Florida's convention delegates at a breakfast meeting in Philadelphia Monday, but Bernie Sanders' supporters weren't having any part of it
When Schultz, who is seeking re-election to her seat as a Florida representative tried to speak, some of the delegates at the meeting cheered for her, but they were quickly overwhelmed by jeering Sanders protesters.
While an event organizer repeatedly banged her gavel to try to bring the unruly crowd into order, Schultz attempted to shout over their protests.
"We know the voices in this room that are standing up and being disruptive, we know that's not the Florida that we know," she said. "The Florida that we know is united. The Florida that we know is going to make sure that we continue to create jobs, like the 14.8 million jobs that were created under Barack Obama's leadership, the 20 million people who now have healthcare who didn't have it before."
Schultz also said, shouting even louder as the crowd's jeers got more heated, that she will continue working to make sure Florida "has a strong voice to speak loud and proud on our values . . . we will lock arms and not stand down."
Before cutting her speech short, she also discussed Sunday night's Fort Myers nightclub shootings
, vowing to "continue to fight to make sure that people who should not have gun controls cannot get access to them, and I will continue to fight every day with you to make sure that doesn't happen."
She noted the "interest" in her being there and claimed that it was because Florida is the most "significant battleground state," while only vaguely mentioning the reason for the jeers: the news that leaked DNC emails showed the party's leaders had been working to push Clinton's campaign over Sanders.'
Schultz noted that she "had the honor" of speaking with both Obama and presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, and that she thanked Obama for having the chance to serve as DNC chairwoman "and being able to watch his back and bring him across the finish line in 2012."
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