So, prior to Paul Simon being introduced to sing Bridge Over Troubled Water, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and comedian Sarah Silverman did a comedy bit that was contrived, too long, too awkward, and kept the deep divisions between the Bernie and Clinton camps fresh.
Silverman delivered a brief but predictable address about how she’s proud that Hillary Clinton will take on Citizens United decision on campaign finance if elected president. She then said that she would happily vote for Clinton come November. She also tried to get the convention to come together with chants of unity. That was torpedoed when she tore into her fellow Bernie-ites, calling them ridiculous for refusing to get behind Hillary.
Even CNN’s Van Jones said that was an awkward moment, which should be filed in the “AwkwardDotCom file.”
Chants of "Ber-nie!"— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) July 26, 2016
Silverman tries to get people to chant "un-i-ty!"