There is nothing like a good theme for a party. With the Democratic Party’s Pennsylvania delegation, that theme was clear in the first meeting Monday at the DoubleTree hotel on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. It was all about party unity. Notable speakers for that first event included Gov.
Bernie Sanders, who already has tossed his support to presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, realized his chances of winning the Democratic nomination for president in the coming days are next to none. But he emphasized he is proud of his campaign and his supporters, saying he is excited that his supporters contributed to “the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic committee.”
Temperatures soared to the mid-90s in Philadelphia on Monday, and emotions were running just as high among those attending the first day of the Democratic National Convention. The big point of contention was the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position as chair of the Democratic National Committee, amid a series of damning leaked emails that show bias toward Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
Mississippi delegates to the Democratic National Convention were having breakfast Monday about the same time embattled former party leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz was taking heat from her own Florida delegation. Wasserman Schultz’s role in the convention was in trouble from the time emails hacked from the DNC’s servers surfaced Friday.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz addressed a very emotional Florida delegation Monday morning. After announcing Sunday that she plans to resign amid the release of controversial emails among officials from the Democratic Party, she appeared Monday morning to deliver a speech to her home state delegation.