Nina Turner Allies Rally in Defense of Prominent Sanders' Surrogate

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Allies of Nina Turner held a press event inside the media tent at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening in order to show solidarity with the high-profile surrogate for Bernie Sanders who on Tuesday was blocked from being one of the official nominators of Sanders during the roll call vote as the campaign had intended.

Appearing on MSNBC with Chuck Todd inside the convention hall, and with her credentials, Nina Turner made her first televised remarks regarding what transpired late Wednesday afternoon. Though she did not discuss what happened in detail, she explained how at “the last minute” on Tuesday she was told she would not be allowed on stage to nominate Sanders and explained that though she was “gracious” as events transpired, the episode was very “hurtful” given her dedication to both Sanders and the party:

Meanwhile, according to a press release by National Nurses United (NNU), an all-star list of performers and Sanders backers—including Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, and Kendrick Sampson—made themselves available as a way to respond to efforts by the Democratic National Committee to silence the former Ohio State senator, a leading and prominent member of the campaign.

Ahead of the event, RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the NNU, tweeted:

Later, this tweet was also being widely shared:

Watch the press event here:

Subsequently, Mother Jones’  David Corn reported: