Things just got a little awkward during the Republican National Convention, as Ron Paul supporters burst out into protest and shouted “point of order” in protesting the RNC’s determination not to seat Paul delegates from Maine.
“Point of order! Seat them now! We’ve been robbed!” Paul supporters shouted.
The Paul supporters’ chants were countered by Romney supporters chanting “U-S-A!”
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, who looked rather bewildered throughout the entire ordeal, repeatedly asked for calm banging his gavel on the podium.
Paul delegates revolted on the floor afterward.
“They passed the Credentials Committee report with over half of the convention shouting a resounding no,” a Texas delegate told Business Insider. “Some people argued that there were people shouting over here — but any convention would have had a standing vote to find out — they didn’t even try to double check the vote.”
The Paul supporters are protesting the RNC’s decision not to seat the Main delegates, as well as future 2016 rules changes that conservatives have warned could significantly deteriorate the influence of grassroots members of the Republican Party. Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has been the most prominent member of the party that has taken up the charge.
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