The crowd, of course, cheered wildly. But she began to lose them when she said, “Hillary is our Democratic nominee, and I will proudly vote with her. I will vote for Hillary with gusto and continue to be inspired and moved to action by the example set by Bernie.”
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As many in the crowd began to chant, “Bernie! Bernie!” Silverman rolled her eyes and looked into the crowd.
“To the 'Bernie or Bust' people: You’re being ridiculous,” she said. The crowd erupted. Most of the reaction was supportive, but a vocal minority continued to make their opinions known.
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Franken and Silverman then gave a lengthy set-up to introduce singer Paul Simon and the crowd was united again.
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– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.