What Are People Chanting At The DNC? It's Disrupting Some Important Speakers
The Democratic National Convention speakers may be allowed control of the microphone, but DNC audience members are doing their best to ensure that their voices are heard. While angry attendees broke out with jeers sporadically throughout the night, things got especially heated during former CIA director Leon Panetta's speech. So what are people chanting at the DNC? Calls for "no more war" disrupted the already tense atmosphere on Wednesday night.
As Panetta walked to the microphone, members of the audience shouted "no more war" and held up signs with messages including "end the drone wars" and "a hawk is not a dove." As others in the arena cheered, likely in an attempt to drown out the chanting, Panetta began his speech; he waited about a full thirty seconds after stepping up to the podium before delivering his first full sentence.
Though a chorus of boos followed his description of Trump's actions, chants of "no more war" continued. Panetta pressed on, delivering strong criticism of the Republican presidential candidate.
Earlier today, Panetta told CNN that he felt Trump's invitation of Russian intervention in American politics served as a strong indication that the businessman is unqualified to be the Commander in Chief. During a Wednesday rally, Trump asked Russian hackers who allegedly leaked internal DNC emails to consider tracking down emails reportedly deleted by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton:
Though Panetta's speech served as a strong indictment of Trump's words, he couldn't avoid stopping to acknowledge the input from the audience.