R.T. Rybak, a Democratic National Committee vice chair, began his speech to Minnesota convention delegates with an apology. Tim Pugmire | MPR News

Democratic National Committee Vice Chair R.T. Rybak apologized to Minnesota convention delegates Tuesday for the email scandal that led to a shakeup of the national party’s leadership.

Rybak raised the issue at the start of a breakfast speech to delegates at their hotel outside Philadelphia.

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned after leaked internal emails showed party insiders working against Bernie Sanders. Without getting into specifics, Rybak said the actions were wrong.

“I want to say I’m sorry,” Rybak said. “I want to issue you a formal apology on behalf of the Democrat National Committee, and I want to look in the eye of every person who believes in politics here and say your trust was violated.”

Rybak said efforts are underway to improve the “entire culture” of the DNC. The former mayor of Minneapolis also noted that he felt a leadership change was needed a while ago.

“I got a little bit of grief for saying that, but I want us to know that it is important to be truth tellers within organizations and blow the whistle some times,” he said.

Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday, the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The first day included the ouster of the party chair, boos and jeers when the presumptive nominee’s chief opponent called for his supporters to back her, and boos when Hillary Clinton’s name was mentioned during the opening prayer. And yet after all that there were signs of unity, especially when first lady Michelle Obama spoke.  Did I mention that was just day one? Let’s go to the Digest.

1. It’s almost as if there were two conventions Monday. The first early in the day and the second just after the TV networks began their coverage at 9 p.m. central time. The first convention was a nasty, divided gathering with boos, catcalls and taunts. The second was more united both in support of the Democratic platform and in opposition to Donald Trump. What was the pivot point? The speech by Michelle Obama. The first lady’s remarks were emotional and personal, both a reflection on her years as a black woman raising two daughters in the White House, and a character reference for Hillary Clinton. (Washington Post)

2.  Bernie Sanders was the emotional favorite of many of the delegates on the convention floor. His supporters are clearly dissatisfied with Hillary Clinton at the top of the ticket, and some are still unwilling to even vote for her, much less work to get her elected. In his speech Sanders tried to meet them where they were. “I understand that people are disappointed with the outcome of our nominating process. I think it’s fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am,” Sanders said. He talked about his revolution (which may be the only one in history to include a pledge to rebuild wastewater systems), but he also gave a rousing endorsement of Clinton. The question of the week for Democrats may be, will that be enough? (New York Times)

3. Sanders faced a tougher than expected crowd of his own supporters Monday afternoon. He told the group that his political revolution would require a series of steps. “Immediately, right now,” he said, “we’ve got to defeat Donald Trump. We’ve got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.” That’s when the booing started, and it began to look as if the Vermont senator had lost control of the movement he started.  “I felt a chill run through my body when I saw my fellow delegates booing him,” said Waleed Shahid, a Sanders delegate. “I’m literally about to cry.”(NBC News)

4. Earlier in the day Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed when she spoke at a breakfast for Florida delegates. On the first day of the Democratic convention she seemed less popular than even Donald Trump in Philadelphia. By the time the convention opened, she was not allowed on the stage, and the DNC issued a formal apology to Bernie Sanders. (NPR)

5. Sanders supporters resisted efforts from aides to Sanders and Clinton to tone down their demonstrations at the convention. Even a text message from Sanders himself went unheeded.  Things seemed to change a little after Sen. Al Franken and Comedian Sarah Silverman introduced Paul Simon. Silverman, who had been a Sanders supporter, had one of the more memorable quotes of the night, “To the Bernie or Bust people, you’re being ridiculous.” (Politico)

Philadelphia Sen. Al Franken used a prime time speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to jab Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and to urge delegates to work hard to elect Hillary Clinton.

Franken took aim at Trump with a series of jokes about Trump University.

“Sure he’s scammed a lot of people,” Franken said. “But did you know that Trump University’s school of ripping people off is ranked second in the nation, right behind Bernie Madoff University? That is no mean feat.”

The riff went on for about half of the roughly eight minute speech.

Then Franken took a more serious tone to make his pitch for Clinton, who will officially become the Democratic presidential nominee this week. Franken stressed that he has known Clinton for nearly 25 years and is proud to call her a friend.

“I’ve never met anyone smarter, tougher or more ready to lead us forward,” he said.

Franken urged delegates to work hard on behalf of Clinton in the time between the end of the convention and the general election.

In a shout out to the Minnesota delegation, Franken said they were literally the reason he was on the DNC stage and not giving the speech into his bathroom mirror.