By Andrea Asuaje
BU News Service
Actors Susan Sarandon, Shailene Woodley, Danny Glover and Rosario Dawson, along with documentarian Josh Fox and the group Nurses for Bernie Sanders, held an impromptu news conference in one of the media tents outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
The group spoke in support of prominent Bernie Sanders supporter and former Ohio Senator Nina Turner, whom Sarandon called a “beloved and respected surrogate” for Sanders. Sarandon said the group felt Turner was disrespected when she was told at the last minute she would not be speaking in support of Sanders during the DNC’s Monday and Tuesday evening sessions.
Sarandon said it was Sanders’ wish for Turner to introduce him. “This did not happen,” she said, “This is upsetting to us. We stand in solidarity with her.”
Sarandon said she was not sure exactly what happened with Turner — credentials were not revoked from Turner and she was not ejected from the convention — but the group continued to occupy the area and speak about what they felt was the injustice performed upon Turner.
Turner briefly joined the group and the massive scrum of reporters but took few questions and exited with the celebrities and other supporters.