Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerFormer Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer joins DC lobbying firm Hillicon Valley: Ocasio-Cortez clashes with former Dem senator over gig worker bill | Software engineer indicted over Capital One breach | Lawmakers push Amazon to remove unsafe products Ocasio-Cortez blasts former Dem senator for helping Lyft fight gig worker bill MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said that she felt threatened by Bernie SandersBernie SandersEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE supporters during this weekend's Nevada Democratic convention.

“There was no way to control what was happening,” she said on CNN. "I did fear for my safety and I, fortunately, had a lot of security around me. I’ve never really had anything like this happen before.”


The Nevada convention erupted in bedlam on Saturday, with supporters of Sanders's presidential campaign loudly protesting the delegate selection process and booing Boxer, who supports Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' NYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info New Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar MORE.

Boxer said that she tried to defuse the situation during her convention address.

“I basically told the crowd, ‘Bernie and Hillary had asked for civility,’ ” Boxer said. "That didn’t help. I said, ‘Bernie’s a friend, he’s my good friend.' They still booed.”

Boxer said she spoke to Sanders on Tuesday evening.

“He was very distressed about it,” she said. "He expressed shock that his people would do it. It was a very warm conversation.

“I expect Bernie to get a hold of this whole situation. That’s what I expect from a leader. Bernie has shown that he is a leader in this country. We need to unite.”

The Nevada Democratic Party on Monday warned that Sanders supporters could stir up “actual violence” at the Democratic National Convention in July.

Sanders on Tuesday called those accusations “nonsense,” and maintained that the state party had treated his campaign unfairly in Nevada.

“The Democratic leadership used its power to prevent a fair and transparent process from taking place,” he said in a statement.