Thousands of delegates and activists attended the California Democratic Party in convention in San Francisco where more than a dozen Democrats running for the White House were scheduled to speak.
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, however, was the first candidate to be booed.
“Big boos for John Hickenlooper when he says “socialism is not the answer” at [the CDP convention],” reported Vice News senior political reporter Daniel Newhauser noted. “Like they’re gonna boo him the rest of the speech.”
Following former Gov. Hinckenlooper being booed, Washington Governor Jay Inslee drew some contrast during his speech.
“I am the governor who thinks we shouldn’t be ashamed of our progressive values,” Inslee said.
One reason why attendees are annoyed by this: It's not like speakers were taking the stage to praise socialism. To them, Hick gave Fox et al a clip to further the next "Dems gone wild" storyline.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 1, 2019
Mike Pompeo’s meltdown during interview over Ukraine questions was ‘not the first time’: report
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo screamed at NPR “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly for asking questions about Ukraine during an interview.
Pompeo has been implicated in the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress scandal for which Trump is being impeached.
The Trump administration cabinet official reportedly "cursed at her, dropping f-bombs, made her point to Ukraine on an unmarked map (she did)," according to NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
Tulsi Gabbard’s $50 million lawsuit against Hillary Clinton exposes exactly why she is not the leader America needs
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), a lower-tier presidential candidate with high aspirations, announced she is suing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for $50 million after the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said Russia is grooming "somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary" for a third-party run, and reportedly called that person, "a favorite of the Russians" and "totally" a "Russian asset." It does not appear Clinton ever named Gabbard directly.
Trump impeachment defense team may be forced to change tactics to hold off GOP defections: report
According to a report from Axios, Donald Trump's defense team is considering an attempt to shorten the president's Senate trial in order to get it over quickly as Democrats try to pry away Republican defectors.
The report states that "A truncated defense would likely reflect a decision not to contest facts or defend Trump point by point, but rather to try to diminish the legitimacy of Democrats' overall case and end the trial as quickly as possible."
Speaking with reporters, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow stated, "We’re not going to try to run the clock out," before adding that he hopes to wrap up “Saturday or Monday or Tuesday."