The Democrat convention is officially under way in Philadelphia as Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, chosen to fill in for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, got things started:
— POLITICO (@politico) July 25, 2016
Rawlings-Blake gaveled the convention to order … after almost forgetting to do so:
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) July 25, 2016
Outside the hall are thousands of demonstrators, and inside the hall there’s plenty of protest as well, so maybe Rawlings-Blake was the right person to kick off this year’s Dem convention:
Was appropriate for Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to gavel in the convention. Bernie rioters are going to need their space.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 25, 2016
The DNC thought of everything!