Internet Reacts to Hillary Clinton Becoming First Female Major Party Presidential Nominee
Hillary Clinton officially secures Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first female major party presidential nominee.
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Updated 11:19 p.m. ET
Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday night in Philadelphia when she officially secured the Democratic nomination, the first woman to do so for any major political party. The splintered group, still reeling from the Wikileaks reveal that they were working against Bernie Sanders, didn’t stop delegates from sending her 2,838 votes, way over the 2,383 needed to win.
The voting ended with Sanders, who made the big announcement. "I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States," he told the crowd.
BREAKING: Hillary Clinton becomes Democratic nominee; 1st woman to secure a major party's presidential nomination. https://t.co/RsmAzvJCur
Clinton said in a live video appearance at the end of the night: "What an incredible honor that you have given me. I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet. If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch: I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next."
With the historic moment under wraps, the first to offer congratulations were husband and former president Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea.
So proud of you, Hillary. #DemsInPhilly
It’s official. I couldn’t be more proud to call @HillaryClinton my mom - today & every day. #ImWithHer
Other celebs took to social media to speak out.
Let's pause our political disagreements to watch one of the last glass ceilings for U.S. women shatter. Congratulations @HillaryClinton.
The moment after @HillaryClinton made history as the female presidential nominee of a major party #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/aGiZUfoRcN
Here's what the woman of the hour had to say:
This moment is for every little girl who dreams big. #WeMadeHistoryhttps://t.co/DRAJuUUhOr
Noticeably silent was Donald Trump, who instead tweeted about Russia.
In order to try and deflect the horror and stupidity of the Wikileakes disaster, the Dems said maybe it is Russia dealing with Trump. Crazy!
For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia.
Former president Jimmy Carter also leant his support while taking a dig at Trump.
Thank you, President Carter. https://t.co/zb94pXV95r
Mothers of the Movement, represented by Trayvon Martin’s mom Sybrina Fulton, Mike Brown’s mom Lezley McSpadden, Eric Garner’s mom Gwen Carr, Sandra Bland’s mom Geneva Reed-Vead, Jordan Davis’ mom Lucia McBath, Dontré Hamilton mom Maria Hamilton, and Hadiya Pendleton’s mom Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, also spoke at the convention. They received a standing ovation along with a chant of "Black Lives Matter."
Clinton is expected to make her acceptance speech on Thursday, the final night of the convention.