Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage as the last speaker of the night Monday at the Democratic National Convention, capping a hard-fought primary and urging supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton, despite many being angry over the outcome.
“Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States,” Sanders told the crowd in Philadelphia.
His speech came after his supporters booed several of the first speakers of the evening, and he addressed that anger early in his speech.
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“I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process,” Sanders said. “I think it’s fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am.
“But to all of our supporters -– here and around the country -– I hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishments we have achieved.”
Sanders was regularly interrupted by cheers of his name and spent three minutes taking in applause after taking the stage and before he started his address.
The drama on the floor won’t necessarily end tonight, as Sanders himself hinted that it wasn’t all about party unity.