Straight talk

Sarah Silverman to “Bernie or Bust crew”: “You’re being ridiculous”

Sarah Silverman speaks as Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) looks on during the first day of the Democratic National Convention (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Comedian, actress, and vocal Bernie Sanders supporter Sarah Silverman endorsed Hillary Clinton for president at the Democratic National Convention on Monday evening, calling her “overqualified” for the job. Silverman and former comedian, current Minnesota Senator, Al Franken appeared on stage together to throw their support behind Clinton.

Silverman emphasized her passion for Sanders, citing how he “made us understand what is possible and what we deserve,” and noting his stance on healthcare. “All it takes to accomplish this, it’s everyone, it’s all of us. Or as a pretty kickass woman once said – it takes a village,” Silverman said in reference to Clinton.

The crowd of mixed delegates reacted with both cheers and jeers before Silverman officially endorsed: “Hillary is our Democratic nominee, and I will proudly vote for her.”

When Silverman and Franken received offstage direction to stretch for time before introducing performer Paul Simon, some Sanders supporters in the crowd continued to vocalize their displeasure. In an unscripted moment, Silverman stepped to the mic and admonished them. “To the ‘Bernie or Bust’ people, you’re being ridiculous.”

Read the full story at the Guardian.


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