Sarah Silverman tells Bernie or Bust crowd: 'You're being ridiculous'

Al Franken and Sarah Silverman.
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Throughout the Democratic primary, Sarah Silverman was one of Bernie Sanders' most vocal celebrity supporters, and while she remains "inspired" by the senator, she has a message for the Bernie or Bust camp: "You're being ridiculous."

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The actress and comedian made her announcement Monday during the Democratic National Convention, after sharing that she will vote "with gusto" for Hillary Clinton in November. "Hillary heard the passion of the people, the people behind Bernie, and brought those passions into the party's platform," Silverman said. "That is the process of democracy at it's very best, and it's very cool to see." When Sanders entered the race, he "showed us that all of America's citizens deserve quality health care and education, not just the wealthy elite," Silverman said. "I happen to believe the crazy notion that people who maybe weren't born with the same opportunities as you and me should be given the same opportunities as you and me, and all it takes to accomplish this is everyone. It's all of us, or as a pretty kick-ass woman once said, it takes a village."

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Silverman called the Democratic primary "exemplary," since it didn't devolve into name calling or comments on the size of a candidate's hands. "That stuff is for third graders," she said. "That's major arrested development stuff. That's 'I'm still emotionally four and calling people names from my gold-encrusted sand box because I was given money instead of human touch or coping tools' stuff." She's behind Clinton now, calling her the "only person overqualified for a job as the president," but remains "inspired and moved to action by the ideals set forth by Bernie, who will never stop fighting for us. I'm proud to be part of Bernie's movement, and a vital part of that movement is being absolutely sure Hillary is the next president of the United States of America."

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Catherine Garcia

Catherine Garcia is night editor for Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.