Sanders Superdelegate: Nevada Convention Was Unfair
Last weekends Democratic convention in Nevada was called unfair by a Bernie Sander’s superdelegate on Thursday.
“It was,” Erin Bilbray said Thursday on Fox Business when asked if the event was unfair to Sanders. “There was no ability for motions from the floor or any kind of debate.
“People were in that room for 15 hours and not able to express any opinion,” the Democratic National Committee member added. “People got angry. It was people who were angry because they’re not part of the process and they wanted to be. I understand that.”
The Hill reports:
Nevada’s state Democratic convention erupted in bedlam last Saturday, when Sanders supporters loudly protested the results and booed Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
The Nevada State Democratic Party on Monday warned that Sanders’s backers may instigate “actual violence” at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July.
Bilbray on Thursday said such claims do not accurately reflect the situation on the ground last weekend.
“I was there the entire day with my 14-year-old daughter and my pediatrician husband and my 10-year-old daughter,” she said. “There was no violence. That seemed to be overblown. The police were there, but there was no one that was arrested. I was very disappointed in what happened on Saturday.”
Sanders on Tuesday said it was “nonsense” his fan base would spark violence, and he also accused the Nevada Democratic Party of treating his campaign poorly.
“The Democratic leadership used its power to prevent a fair and transparent process from taking place,” the independent Vermont senator said in a statement.
Bilbray on Thursday said the Democratic Party would ultimately mend fences, regardless of who becomes its presidential nominee.
“I think we’re going to be able to work this out. Right now, tensions are high, but I think we have enough time to get our act together by July and come together as a party.”
Sanders has repeatedly vowed he will fight front-runner Hillary Clinton until the national convention in Philadelphia.
Bilbray is the daughter of former Rep. James Bilbray (D-Nev.). She mounted her own failed congressional run in 2014, falling short to incumbent Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.).
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