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Copy-Sanders backer causes Texas delegation stir at convention

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Bernie Sanders delegate has sparked a shouting match among the Texas delegation to the Democratic National Convention by condemning Hillary Clinton.

At the delegation breakfast in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Russell Lytle, a Sanders supporter from Denton, took to the stage with fellow backers of the Vermont senator. He suggested condemning "our currently presumptive nominee."

That caused an uproar where some Clinton supporters yelled, "Grow up!" It took several minutes for Clinton delegates to calm things down.

Lytle later released a hand-signed statement saying that in a moment of "passion," he voiced thoughts that did not reflect his intention of "promoting productive dialogue."

Lytle also said he had voluntarily withdrawn his convention credentials - a largely symbolic move that had little practical effect on his standing as a delegate.

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