House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday that Hillary Clinton knew this election wasn’t just “about one woman’s achievement.”
Speaking at the Democratic National Convention, Pelosi echoed a sentiment that President Barack Obama shared on the stage the previous night: that the Democratic nominee understood the impact of the 2016 race goes much further than the potential for her to be the nation’s first female president.
“We come here comforted that we are approaching a milestone in our nation’s history. The election of the first woman president of the United States,” Pelosi said to cheers from the crowd. “Hillary Clinton knows that this moment is not just about one woman’s achievement. It is about what electing a woman president will mean for achieving the dreams and hopes and aspirations of every woman, every daughter, every son, every family all across our land.”
She went on to praise Clinton for being poised to make “landmark progress” for families throughout the nation and “for generations to come.”