Following Shaheen, Sen. Amy Klobuchar joked she can see Iowa from her porch in neighboring Minnesota. "And I can tell you this. Hillary Clinton is going to win Iowa!" she said.
"She is the woman for this job," added Washington Sen. Patty Murray. "Just like all of us, she still puts her pantsuits on one leg at a time."
The majority ofthe senators cited Clinton's foreign policy experience as a reason for backing her, often highlighting her tenure as secretary of state. The women also drew sharp contrasts between Clinton and Republican presidential candidates. And all of the senators said it was time for the country to elect a woman president, and the campaign unveiled a new video titled "44 Boys Is Too Many," which featured girls saying the same.
Clinton was clearly thrilled to be on stage with her former colleagues, and singled out Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring this year, noting Mikulski is the reason Clinton was allowed to wear pants on the Senate floor. "You know what we saw in Colorado Springs the other night was just horrific and we have to stand up for the rights of women to get the healthcare that they need and we have strong," she said. She went on to praise the "strong soldiers and fighters in pursuit of that behind me."
Clinton touched on the theme earlier in the day during an appearance at the Atlantic Council in Washington in which she discussed foreign policy. "It would be probably predictable for me to say this but there's a lot we can learn from Latin America's success at electing women," she said.