The Democratic convention in Nevada turned violent on Saturday, with at least one fight breaking out, according to video posted Twitter users who were in attendance.
Tensions were high between supporters of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the Las Vegas Sun reports. They apparently spilled over on the state convention floor.
People can be seen scuffling, and a woman says into a microphone, “We need a medic in the front, a medic in the front.”
Fight just broke out. Someone got their credentials snatched pic.twitter.com/RnDSMxaiI4
— Laura Martin (@LauraKMM) May 14, 2016
The Sun reports that the Democratic convention in Clark County last month was rocky due to the deep rift between the supporters of the two candidates. Clinton currently leads in the state, though a Sanders supporter was quoted as saying the senator had “won” Nevada after the convention there.
The Democrats were meeting Saturday at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, while Republicans were holding their event at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center, both starting at 9 a.m. local time, News3LV reports. According to The Hill, Sanders supporters were angry over convention rules and delegate counts, and also booed U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who is a Clinton supporter.
Boxer responded by saying, ““the future of the country is at stake. When you boo me, you’re booing Bernie Sanders. Go ahead. You’re booing Bernie Sanders.”
A witness captured YouTube video, which can be seen here:
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."