PHILADELPHIA ― All 14 of the Democratic women currently serving in the U.S. Senate took to the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night to show support for their party’s nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) was the first to speak, introducing herself as “the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right.” Mikulski said Clinton will be the next president of the United States but needs support from across generations, and touted Clinton’s work on Social Security and fair pay when she was a senator herself.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, thanked Clinton for calling her several times “in the middle of an intense campaign” to check in on her treatment.
“Her words gave me strength during one of the toughest tests of my life,” McCaskill said. “She has intelligence, she has the work ethic, and most importantly, she has the heart to lead this country.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who delivered the keynote speech at the convention Monday evening, returned to the stage for one last jab at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“Hillary Clinton knows how to fight back against dangerous, loud-mouthed bullies,” she said, adding that Clinton doesn’t “run to Twitter to give people ugly nicknames.”
“Hillary just keeps on fighting for the people who need her most,” she continued. “That’s Hillary ― she’s battle-tested and she’s the fighter working families need in the White House.”
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) capped off the remarks, saying, “We, the Democratic women of the Senate, stand shoulder to shoulder with Hillary Clinton.”
Watch the senators’ remarks in the video above.