Silverman to Bernie Diehards: 'You're Being Ridiculous'

Listen up, Bernie or Bust crowd
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2016 9:04 PM CDT

(Newser) – Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and comedian Sarah Silverman introduced Paul Simon before his performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," with Silverman giving an impassioned speech about how she was a Bernie Sanders supporter, yet how Hillary Clinton had "heard the passion of the people" and incorporated it into the Democratic Party's platform, earning Silverman's vote.

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But as Simon prepped backstage, Silverman and Franken were instructed to fill time, at which point Silverman delivered an off-the-cuff line that FiveThirtyEight.com pegged as the "generated the biggest cheer of the night." "Can I just say, to the Bernie-or-Bust people, you're being ridiculous." "They told us to stretch, so I figured I'd add that," she noted to Franken as the crowd roared. (Read more Democratic National Convention stories.)

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