Comedian Sarah Silverman had some harsh words Monday night for the "Bernie or Bust" voters who refuse to support Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Onstage at the Democratic National Convention with Sen. Al Franken, Silverman acknowledged that she spent the past year “feeling the Bern,” but that she “put some cream on it” and it was fine.
Bernie Sanders, she said, “has already succeeded in so many ways.”
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.”
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.
Franken and Silverman then gave a lengthy set-up to introduce singer Paul Simon and the crowd was united again.
Here's what Twitter users had to say about Silverman's remarks:
– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.
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