Democratic National Convention: Warren, Sanders to speak tonight as party tries to move past disarray

From The Washington Post:

As she took the podium at a Florida delegation breakfast, the South Florida congresswoman faced boos, which competed with many of the cheers she received.

“If I could ask everybody to settle down,” she told the rowdy crowd as she struggled to maintain order. Moments later she repeated herself: “All right everybody, now settle down. Settle down please.”

Trying to speak over the noise, she acknowledged, “There’s a little bit of interest in my being here, and I appreciate that interest.”

Another official then stepped in to try to restore order.

The uproar was among the signs that the party could face a new round of unwelcome discord as the four-day convention begins.

Two of the Democratic Party’s most popular liberal stars — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren — will speak Monday during the first night of the party’s national convention, as organizers try to move the focus of the gathering beyond the leak of a trove of embarrassing emails that forced Wasserman Schultz to resign.

But liberal delegates stood ready to shower Wasserman Schultz with boos the moment she steps onto the stage at the convention Monday, according to a top Democrat familiar with their plans.

Volunteers from the Sanders campaign were trying to pressure convention organizers for roll call votes on the presidential and vice presidential nominations, which would stretch out the process and highlight pockets of dissent.

A Clinton campaign official said Monday morning that Warren will take the stage Monday night as the convention’s keynote speaker.

Throughout the first day of the convention, Democrats will try to cast a spotlight on Clinton’s work on behalf of families, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. First lady Michelle …

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