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Sanders Delegates Protest The Rigged System That Anointed Crooked Hillary

- July 24, 2016

In A press conference today, two sanders delegates leveled harsh criticisms against clinton and the dnc for their efforts to silence the dissent of sanders supporters

On Both The Platform And Choice Of Vice Presidential Candidate, Clinton And The DNC Have Shown "Disdain" For Positions Held By Bernie Delegates

Sanders Delegate Donna Martin: Clinton And DNC Decisions On Platform And Bernie Delegates "Show Disdain For Those Positions That Are Held By Bernie Delegates." BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATE DONNA MARTIN: "There were two ways, two tangible ways, that the Clinton campaign and the DNC could show Bernie delegates that they… and Bernie voters across the country 13 million of them, that they cared about where they stood. Those two ways were platform and the choice of Vice President and in both cases having disdain for those positions that are held by Bernie delegates that does not bode well for the future of either the ticket or the Democratic Party long term. We've all…" (Bernie Sanders Delegates News Conference, Democrat National Convention, Philadelphia, 7/24/16)

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Sanders' Delegates Are Vehemently Opposed To Clinton's Selection Of Tim Kaine As Her Vice Presidential Running Mate, Saying It Is Simultaneously Weakening The Democrat Ticket While Displaying Contempt For Sanders' Supporters

Sanders Delegate Norman Solomon: "The Selection Of Kaine Will Make Defeating Donald Trump That Much More Difficult." BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATE NORMAN SOLOMON: "And one of the many, many reasons but I think it's among the profoundly largest and most widespread reasons that Bernie delegates here and reflecting supporters around the country are so upset about the Kaine pick is not only that it's the one thing that Hillary Clinton cannot go back on later on, she's locked into her pick. But also that we believe, from what we understand on the ground, coming from all over this country is that the selection of Kaine will make defeating Donald Trump that much more difficult." (Bernie Sanders Delegates News Conference, Democrat National Convention, Philadelphia, 7/24/16)

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Sanders Delegate Norman Solomon: Clinton And The DNC Are Sending The Message "Don't Let The Door Hit Your On The Way Out" To Sanders Supporters. BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATE NORMAN SOLOMON: "Um, what kind of message is that, after all well above 45 percent of democratic primary voters went for Bernie. What's the message here, uh we want you in the party, don't let the door hit you on the way out, is that the message? We want you in the party, we want you in the room but here's your hat what's your hurry, what's is this message coming from the party, the top of the party?" (Bernie Sanders Delegates News Conference, Democrat National Convention, Philadelphia, 7/24/16)

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Sanders Delegate Norman Solomon: "This Fall Off In Support Is Positively Related To [Clinton's] Demonstrable Contempt For The Progressive Wing Of This Party In Selection Of Tim Kaine On The Ticket." BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATE NORMAN SOLOMON: "In recent days in particular, Hillary Clinton, we don't know what's on her mind, we don't know what her internals are, but we know what her actions and behavior are And this fall off in support is positively related to her demonstrable contempt for the progressive wing of this party in selection of Tim Kaine on the ticket." (Bernie Sanders Delegates News Conference, Democrat National Convention, Philadelphia, 7/24/16)

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Sanders Delegate Donna Martin: "The Vice Presidential Pick Was Extremely Upsetting To Many Of The Delegates" Since He "Is So Far Away From Where We Stand Progressively." BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATE DONNA MARTIN: "That's why the vice presidential pick was extremely upsetting to many of the delegates. It wasn't just that it was Senator Kaine and in most part it's not directed personally at Senator Kaine. It's directed at what choosing someone who is so far away from where stand progressively said to all of us who have worked so hard on Bernie Sanders campaign over the last 2 and a half years, given up months and months of their lives and volunteer support thousands, many, many people thousands of dollars I know Bernie was very fond on the campaign trail talking about those 27 dollar contributions average. (Bernie Sanders Delegates News Conference, Democrat National Convention, Philadelphia, 7/24/16)

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Sanders Delegates Plan To Protest On The Floor Of The Democrat Convention In The Wake Of Being Locked Out Of The Rules Committee, With "No Intention Of Standing Down"

Sanders Delegate Donna Martin: DNC Handling Of The Rules Committee Will Probably Lead To Actions On The Floor Of The Democrat Convention. BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATE DONNA MARTIN: "And you know… that… and that was not a good showing, not a good start yesterday in terms of how they handled the rules committee. So will we have actions on the floor? I think there probably will be some." (Bernie Sanders Delegates News Conference, Democrat National Convention, Philadelphia, 7/24/16)

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Sanders Delegate Norman Solomon: "There's Talk About Walking Out Of The Vice Presidential, Presidential Acceptance Speech," As Well As Other Forms Of Protest. BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATE NORMAN SOLOMON There's talk about walking out of the Vice Presidential, Presidential acceptance speech. There's talk about total silence, remaining seated, turning backs. (Bernie Sanders Delegates News Conference, Democrat National Convention, Philadelphia, 7/24/16)

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Sanders Delegate Donna Martin: "The Progressive Democrats Of America Have No Intention Of Standing Down," Plan To Protest. BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATE DONNA MARTIN: "The Progressive Democrats of America have no intention of standing down at this point. We brought Bernie Sanders to this to this party so to speak and we intend to be there…"(Bernie Sanders Delegates News Conference, Democrat National Convention, Philadelphia, 7/24/16)

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