If Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva's speech Monday night was aimed at helping to unite a divided Democratic Party, it appeared to miss the mark.

Grijalva was the first member of Congress to endorse Bernie Sanders for president.

But it looked like there were still plenty of delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia who weren't impressed by his Clinton conversion.

The speech was short (barely more than three minutes) but was met a mixed response to his full endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

RAW VIDEO: AZ Rep. Raul Grijalva's speech to Democratic National Convention

"I'm proud to be, very proud to be part of a movement that’s going to beat Donald Trump, that's going to help elect Hillary Clinton and turn that idea into a governing philosophy we can all be proud of," Grijalva said to cheers and jeers.

The rift between Clinton and Sanders was ripped further apart over the weekend as hacked emails suggested top Democratic leaders were trying to undermine the senator from Vermont during the primary.

So as the Democrats kicked off their convention, the party stacked it with speakers who were sympathetic to Sanders but supportive of the less liberal Clinton such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts.

In addition, Sanders himself was scheduled to appear.Copyright 2016 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

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