With the 2016 Presidential election coming up this November the candidates, Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) are campaigning for the office. The biggest event both parties hold to campaign are their conventions.The Republican National Convention (RNC) was held last week in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is being held this week in Philadelphia.
On the first night of the DNC democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, was booed as Senator Bernie Sanders supporters protested against Clinton after an email was leaked that shared the party official’s plan to undermine Sanders in the race for nomination. Senator Sanders’ supporters believe that Clinton is too accommodating for big businesses and Republicans. They held signs and chanted, “Hey, hey, D.N.C., we won’t vote for Hillary.” Delegates were asked to not engage in protest via text message from Sanders. When Sanders’ took the stage he tried to unify the democrats. He said, “Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president, and I am proud to stand with her here tonight.” The protests were disruptive enough for several speakers to address them. “They both deserve our cheers,” said former Mayor Wellington E. Webb of Denver.
As Ms. Wasserman Schultz took the stage the chanting was so loud she had to calm the crowd and said, “It is so wonderful to be able to be here with my home state. Alright, everybody, now, settle down. Everybody settle down, please.” Comedian, Sarah Silverman, called Sanders’ supports “ridiculous”. Despite all of the protests and disruption, First Lady, Michelle Obama, brought the crowd together with her inspiring and exciting speech. The First Lady said, “Don’t let anyone tell you that this country isn’t great. This right now is the greatest country on earth.” The DNC issued an apology to Sanders, his supporters and the party for the email. “On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Sen. Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic Party for the inexcusable remarks made over email,” the statement said. “These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process. The DNC does not — and will not — tolerate disrespectful language exhibited toward our candidates. Individual staffers have also rightfully apologized for their comments, and the DNC is taking appropriate action to ensure it never happens again.” Compared to the RNC in Cleveland, the protesters in Philadelphia were larger in number. According to the New York Times, By around 5 p.m., roughly 30 people had climbed over a barrier outside the Wells Fargo Center and been arrested.