“We’ve reached a milestone,” said Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton.
Tuesday night she declared victory in the Democratic race for president.
“For the first time in our nation’s history, a woman will be a major party’s nominee of the U.S.”
But, Bernie Sanders isn’t backing down — he hopes to turn Clinton’s near 600 super-delegates to his side.
Still, former Rockford alderman and Clinton delegate Victory Bell says it’s time for the Democratic party to unite.
“It’s alright to disagree, but there’s a point where you know you have to look out to how we’re going to move the agenda-and the agenda is, my in opinion, to take the best qualified person. She has the experience, she has the numbers,” said Bell. “I think at one point you should think of how you can move together.”
She now turns her attention to Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
“I think she’s going to do exceptionally well. Number one she’s qualified, two she’s not going to be pushed around by Trump, three she’s not going to allow Trump to control the tone of the discussion,” said Bell.
While the Sanders campaign will continue fighting for the nomination, Trump’s focus has clearly shifted to Clinton and her family.
“I am going to give a major speech on probably Monday of next week and we’re going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons,” said Republican Candidate Donald Trump.
But, Bell says Clinton won’t back down.
“She’s going to come out with facts and he’s not going to get her nervous. She’s a very strong person and she’s going to display that in her communication with the debate.”