PHILADELPHIA, July 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia was scheduled to give a speech officially nominating Sen. Tim Kaine for vice president, but officials in charge of the Democratic National Convention canceled his speech for fear restive Bernie Sanders supporters would stage an angry interruption.
CNN reported that Scott's speech was scheduled to last three minutes. As Kaine's name was announced as the lone vice presidential candidate received cheers, but also some noticeable boos from delegates.
Instead of introducing Scott to make a formal speech to nominate Kaine, convention Chair Rep. Marcia Fudge only mentioned Scott's nomination of Kaine, then moved directly to a voice vote to officially place Kaine in nomination as Hillary Clinton's running mate.
Some delegates could be heard chanting "roll call vote" -- a demand that delegates be given the option of going on record against his choice.
Kaine has faced criticism from some liberals because he carries a reputation as a moderate with ties to the party's big money donors. Kaine is also a former chair of the Democratic National Committee, an organization that has drawn the ire of Sanders supporters because of perceived bias for Clinton during the primaries.
Those allegations were confirmed after hackers released a trove of DNC staff emails, which showed employees there plotting against Sanders.