Hillary fought tooth, nail and claw to get to be the first woman to win the ‘popular vote’ in a major primary election. She isn’t going to let Bernie get in the way now. Do you think she will have the senator assassinated if he doesn’t step down?
Hillary Clinton put new cracks in the nation’s ‘highest, hardest glass ceiling’ Tuesday night as she became the first woman to win the popular vote in a major party’s primary.
Speaking to her supporters from Brooklyn, New York, just down the road from her national campaign office, Clinton said her accomplishment belongs not just to her – ‘tonight belongs to all of you.’
‘It is not about one person, it belongs to generations of women and men,’ the 68-year-old former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state, said, proclaiming herself the Democratic nominee.
Paying tribute to her 2008 speech at the end of the line, when she narrowly lost the nomination to Barack Obama, Clinton told her supporters, ‘It may be hard to see tonight, but we are all standing under a glass ceiling right now.’
‘This campaign is about making sure there are no ceilings, no limits on anybody.’
Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders has refused to concede the race to Clinton, even after losing the important California primary on Tuesday. Wednesday morning, the race was called in Clinton’s favor, 56 per cent to Sanders’ 43 per cent.
Thanks to the contests Tuesday night, Clinton won a majority of the pledged delegates. The Associated Press started calling the entire primary in her favor on Monday, after confirming that enough superdelegates would be voting for Clinton at the convention to secure her nomination.
After the polls closed in California, Obama called both Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the White House said.
‘The president congratulated Secretary Clinton for securing the delegates necessary to clinch the Democratic Nomination for President. Her historic campaign inspired millions and is an extension of her lifelong fight for middle-class families and children,’ a statement from the White House read.
Clinton reflected on her 2008 loss Tuesday night to the sitting president as she addressed supporters of her current opponent, Sanders, telling them, ‘It never feels good to put your heart into a cause or candidate you believe in and come up short,’ she said. ‘I know that feeling well.’
She had no harsh words for Sanders, who was in California when Clinton spoke. She reserved those for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, who she called ‘unfit’ for office and a ‘bully.’
Sanders’ response to her declarations? An email to supporters while she was still speaking announcing a rally Thursday in Washington, D.C., the same day he’ll meet with President Obama, per a request.
Sanders spoke to his supporters as the clock struck 2am EST, telling a frenzied crowd he was staying in the fight despite the evening’s worse than anticipated results.
At the time of his speech, Sanders trailed Clinton in California by nearly 20 points. Later this morning, the race was called for Clinton.
‘Thank you, the struggle continues,’ Sanders told his raucous crowd, gathered at an airport hangar in Santa Monica, on Tuesday night.
The U.S. senator said he would stay in the race through the capstone Washington, D.C. primary on Tuesday.
‘We are going to fight on,’ he told his supporters. ‘We are going to fight hard.’
Clinton acknowledged Sanders during her remarks from Brooklyn, describing his campaign as ‘extraordinary’ as she praised his ‘long career in public service fighting for progressive causes and principles.’
‘He’s excited millions of voters, especially young people. And let there be no mistake: Senator Sanders, his campaign, and the vigorous debate that we’ve had about how to raise incomes, reduce inequality, increase upward mobility have been very good for the Democratic Party and for America.’
Continuing Clinton said, ‘This has been a hard-fought, deeply-felt campaign. But whether you supported me, or Senator Sanders, or one of the Republicans, we all need to keep working toward a better, fairer, stronger America.’
As for Trump, Clinton again said he is ‘temperamentally unfit’ to be president.
‘He is not just trying to build a wall between America and Mexico,’ she said. ‘He is trying to wall off Americans from each other.’
Clinton said, ‘When he says let’s make America great again, that is code for let’s take America backward.’