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INGRAHAM: Thanks for staying with us. I'm Laura Ingraham, in for Bill O'Reilly. And in the "Fridays with Geraldo" segment tonight, convention floor chaos at the DNC.
In case you missed it, things got out of hand a little bit for the dems when they attempted a voice vote to amend their party platform to include language that would refer to God, get it back in the platform and Jerusalem.
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ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, LOUISIANA MAYOR AND DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION CHAIRMAN (D): All of those delegates in favor say, "Aye."
VILLARAIGOSA: All of those delegates oppose, say, "No."
VILLARAIGOSA: I'll do that one more time. All those delegates in favor, say, "Aye."
VILLARAIGOSA: All those delegates oppose, say, "No."
VILLARAIGOSA: In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds have voted in the affirmative. The motion is adopted and the platform has been amended as shown on the screen.
(CROWD BOOS AND APPLAUSE)
Thank you very much.
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INGRAHAM: I can still hear the boos coming from the convention. I mean this is --
GERALDO RIVERA, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: I want a recount.
INGRAHAM: Joining me now from New York, Fox News Anchor, Geraldo Rivera. You can see him at 10:00 p.m. on FNC.
Geraldo, I felt really bad for Mayor Villaraigosa --
RIVERA: No, you did not.
INGRAHAM: I actually did. That was a terrible position to be in because it was -- apparently, already in the teleprompter, that this thing was going to get done one way or another.
I mean, the fix was in for getting God back into the platform. But you had people who were really ticked off and it was obviously divided. There was no way it was two-thirds voting to reinsert God.
RIVERA: Not at all.
INGRAHAM: So, what goes on.
RIVERA: Well, let me -- I have to do a quick preamble. I was very critical of the republicans, I was down in Tampa, for putting in their platform abortion without exemption, anti-gay marriage amendment to the Federal Constitution, harsh language on immigration.
I thought that they did not need to take those harsh positions because they already had that vote. So, why not broaden the tent. Why not, you know, broaden the appeal. Why be so partisan. That's --
INGRAHAM: Because that's what they believe. But go ahead.
RIVERA: -- All right. That's what they believe. Now, the democrats, I thought, equally, self-inflicted a terrible wound on themselves, taking the language of God out as in "God-given" talents.
Why in the world, I mean, what extra vote do they get by appealing to this really a secular elite. Why take God out. Why do that to yourself.
And then, of course, the language that Jerusalem is no longer the capital of Israel. They just took Jerusalem, all references out, and thereby, offended -- I had a long conversation with Professor Alan Dershowitz, offended the Jewish vote which they need critically to win in places like Florida.
So, they had to then change the platform. They saw the very vehement anti-reaction to the platform they drafted, so they tried to scramble. They tried to it.
But, guess what, they were -- at least, in the auditorium. As constituted, the audience has ears. They heard the same thing you and I did, Laura.
And it was pretty clear that they didn't each get a simple majority, much less two-thirds of the vote.
INGRAHAM: No. It was ridiculous.