GOP convention crowd erupts into some awkward antics when Preibus mentions Mitch McConnell

While opening the Republican National Convention (RNC), Chairman Reince Preibus was met with boos after he mentioned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky by name.

Preibus was in the middle of nominating and calling for an audience vote to appoint McConnell as the temporary chairman of the GOP convention, when all of a sudden, he heard cheers and some unexpected jeers.

After receiving a less-than-sweeping ‘yes’ vote to nominate McConnell as temporary chair, Preibus laughed off the opposition, saying “It’s pretty clear guy, I’m sorry.”

Some Twitter users were not happy with McConnell’s appointment:

McConnell is often viewed by the party’s Conservative-wing as being a member of the GOP establishment and Washington elite, garnering backlash on issues like immigration, trade and Obamacare.

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