Democrats officially nominated Hillary Clinton on Tuesday for their party’s nomination for President, as she became the first woman to be the nominee of a major political party in the U.S.
“It is with a full heart that I am here today as we nominate Hillary Clinton to be the first woman President,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate on her own.
“I must tell you, I have known Hillary Clinton for many years. She is one of the most qualified candidates to ever run for President,” said Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) to cheers.
The feeling in the convention hall was much different as the votes were counted than on Monday, when the mere mention of Clinton’s name drew loud boos, jeers and heckling from supporters of Bernie Sanders.
None of that was evident as Democrats went through the Roll Call of the States, as supporters of Clinton and Sanders cheered lustily for their candidates like fans at a football game.
No sign of intra-party angst, on C-Span at least. What you see is people treating this as joyous occasion—& a celebration of both candidates
The most emotional moment came as “Americans Abroad” cast their votes – one of them, Larry Sanders, the brother of Bernie Sanders. Larry was near tears as he paid tribute to his parents and his brother.
A tearful Larry Sanders, in the name of their parents, casts his delegate vote for his brother Bernie. #DNCinPhilly