The 2016 Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday night in Philadelphia, Pa. Opening night at the Wells Fargo Center was designed to help unite Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters. After an evening of speakers in support of Hillary Clinton for President, First Lady Michelle Obama appeared beautiful and strong, saying, “I am with Hillary Clinton.”
She spoke proudly of Clinton’ s leadership and her dedication
to serving others. “I want a president with a record of public service,” said Mrs. Obama, “someone whose life’s work shows our children that we don’t chase fame and fortune for ourselves. We fight to give everyone a chance to succeed.”
The first lady spoke of her two daughters growing up in the public eye and the pain of seeing their father insulted on television, and she shared a family lesson about how to treat others.“You don’t stoop to their level. Our motto is when they go low, we go high,” she said, a clear jab at Trump without naming him. Following the Michelle Obama’s speech, Elizabeth Warren rallied Democrats behind Hillary Clinton in her speech on opening day of the party’s national convention. “Trump thinks he can win votes by fanning the flames of fear and hatred,” said Warren, the senator from Massachusetts, in her a fiery address. Bernie Sanders appeared to a loudly cheering crowd. He acknowledged the disappointment of his supporters but Senator Sanders urged them to make the right choice for the nation and vote for Hillary Clinton. “Based on her ideas and her leadership, Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States,” said Sanders. “It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues,” he said. “That is what this campaign has been about. That is what democracy is about.” He ended saying “Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her tonight. Amid a storm of controversy regarding emails and what looks on paper to be a bias toward one candidate, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz did not have a role in opening of the Democratic National Convention.
“In the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high note that I am not going to gavel in the convention” said Wasserman Schultz. She will resign her role as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee when the convention ends.
Former president Bill Clinton delivered his address on Tuesday.
The Democratic National Convention will continue through Thursday with Hillary Clinton accepting the nomination for President and announcing Va. Senator Tim Kaine for theVice Presidential candidate