PHILADELPHIA — In a speech that was met with excitement and lament almost simultaneously, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday night his supporters should be proud.
"I understand that many people here at this convention hall and across the country are disappointed," Sanders said at the Democratic National Convention. "But to all of our supporters…I hope you take pride in all of our accomplishments."
"Together we have begun a revolution to transform America and that revolution continues," he said.
The senator from Vermont told the crowd he stands by Hillary Clinton, a welcome show of support to many in the party who worried about not showing a unified front on Monday night inside the Wells Fargo Center.
Several disgruntled members of the Democratic party held rallies in Philadelphia earlier Monday, calling for Clinton to leave the race after a slew of leaked emails led to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz saying she'd resign after the convention.
Some of the leaked emails appeared to show the DNC favored Clinton's candidacy over Sanders'. On Monday, the DNC committee issued an apology to Sanders.