They made up a very small minority at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, but a small number of people booing and yelling forced Hillary Clinton to raise her voice to be heard as she accepted the party’s presidential nomination.
At one point, her supporters loudly “shhh’d” someone to the left of the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia — and to the political left of Clinton — who jeered the former secretary of state during her moment of glory.
At times, Clinton’s prepared remarks happened to play off her critics in the room. After the noise off to her left, she segued into a mention of the “13 unruly colonies” that started the United States.
As the vocal minority sounded off, she was telling a joke about her years of conversing with her husband: “And I’ve even gotten a few words in,” she said.
But she was cheered far, far more than she was jeered. She also had to raise her voice repeatedly to be heard over spontaneous chants of “Hillary, Hillary” — and applause.
The convention has been more contentious than any in recent years because many supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged not to give up — even after the senator asked them to support Clinton.
Some very loud Sanders delegates BOOING audibly.
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) July 29, 2016
The boos & catcalls from Sanders supporters during Hillary speech at #DNCinPHL are distracting, even watching on tv. What a disaster.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 29, 2016