U.S. Republican Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama was interrupted by a shouting protester from the organization, Code Pink, as Sessions urged delegates at the Republican National Convention to support presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Protester interrupts Republican convention U.S. Republican Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama was interrupted by a shouting protester from the organization, Code Pink, while urging delegates at the Republican convention to support presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama was interrupted by a banner-waving protester from the anti-war organization, Code Pink, while speaking on the opening night of the Republican National Convention. Sessions was urging the delegates to unite to defeat presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, when a woman clad in pink began trying to unfurl a banner. Nearby delegates surrounded her to block views from the cameras broadcasting the convention worldwide. It was the only the latest in a string of off-script moments on the gathering's opening day. Hours earlier, Trump opponents stormed out of the room when they failed to force a vote, opposing his candidacy. The turmoil threatened efforts by the Trump campaign to show the party had united behind the businessman-turned-politician and distracted from the day's theme of "Make America Safe Again," meant to depict Trump as a strong leader capable of shielding the country from violence and Islamist militancy. Trump's son and adviser, Donald Trump Jr., threatened the leaders of the attempted revolt, saying: "Your careers are finished," in a message posted on Twitter. The furor put a spotlight on the deep divisions within the party that have emerged over his candidacy.