See what happens when you go live?
South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn got hit with the first technical glitch of the mostly-virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention on Monday night.
Clyburn, who spoke at the convention remotely from Charleston, seemed to address the wrong camera live for a few seconds and was forced to start his speech over.
The mishap took place less than an hour into the event, but the Majority Whip appeared to recover quickly.
Clyburn touted presumptive nominee Joe Biden as “as good a man as he is a leader.”
He also addressed the recent nationwide reckoning over racism and inequality, recalling the slave ships that arrived on South Carolina’s shores centuries ago and the killing of nine African American parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by a white supremacist in 2015.
However, Clyburn also looked to the future, noting the removal of some Confederate monuments and the construction of a museum dedicated to African American history in Charleston.
“Much like the country as a whole, we are stepping out from the shadows of our past and beginning to lay the groundwork for a more just future,” the congressman said.
“It won’t be easy. We can only succeed if we move forward together. So we will need a president who sees unifying people as a requirement of the job.”
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