While opening the Republican National Convention (RNC), Chairman Reince Preibus was met with boos after he mentioned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky by name.
Preibus was in the middle of nominating and calling for an audience vote to appoint McConnell as the temporary chairman of the GOP convention, when all of a sudden, he heard cheers and some unexpected jeers.
WATCH: @Reince Priebus responds to some delegates jeering election of Mitch McConnell as temporary convention chair: https://t.co/NtTb4d7pOG
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 18, 2016
After receiving a less-than-sweeping ‘yes’ vote to nominate McConnell as temporary chair, Preibus laughed off the opposition, saying “It’s pretty clear guy, I’m sorry.”
Some Twitter users were not happy with McConnell’s appointment:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is "BOOED" when introduced at the RNC… Think they get the message? pic.twitter.com/id650f51yQ
— SatireWorks (@SatireWorks) July 18, 2016
A floor vote would NOT result in approving Mitch McConnell for Chairman of RNC convention. He was heavily booed!! More nay's than Yes!
— Chad Niell (@ChadNiell) July 18, 2016
McConnell is often viewed by the party’s Conservative-wing as being a member of the GOP establishment and Washington elite, garnering backlash on issues like immigration, trade and Obamacare.
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