PHILADELPHIA — Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardThe perfect Democratic running mate for DeSantis? Progressives breathe sigh of relief after Afghan withdrawal Hillicon Valley: US has made progress on cyber but more needed, report says | Democrat urges changes for 'problematic' crypto language in infrastructure bill | Facebook may be forced to unwind Giphy acquisition MORE (D-Hawaii) formally nominated Bernie SandersBernie SandersWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Jayapal says tuition-free community college 'probably won't' be in spending plan Progressives see budget deal getting close after Biden meeting MORE for president Tuesday ahead of roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention, describing his campaign as a "movement of love and compassion."
"Because this movement is a fueled by love, it can never be stopped or defeated. Now on behalf of millions inspired by aloha, determined to seek a future reunited in love, passion and justice for all," Gabbard said from the convention stage. "I am truly honored to nominate Bernie Sanders for president."
Though Sanders has repeatedly pushed his supporters to back Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump defends indicted GOP congressman GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on MORE for president, Gabbard didn't echo his unity message in her speech.
Gabbard was one of only a handful of lawmakers who formally endorsed Sanders and was one of the campaign's superdelegates. She stepped down from her post at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to support Sanders.
Paul Feeney, Sanders’s Massachusetts and Connecticut state director, spoke after Gabbard, urging the party to unite around Clinton ahead of the fall fight against Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE.
Sanders is keeping his name in the roll call vote — allowing his supporters to cast their support for him for a final time — but Clinton is expected to formally win the party's nomination on Tuesday.
Sanders supporters repeatedly interrupted Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia FudgePowell death leads to bipartisan outpouring of grief Ethics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act New HUD rule aimed at preventing evictions from public housing MORE (D-Fla.), the new DNC chairwoman, from speaking as she announced the nomination speeches with chants of "Bernie."