“The last few months, I’ve been reflecting …” Hillary Clinton Monday said she is launching Onward Together, which she said is a progressive organization that will build a major national coalition of liberal voters.
On its website, the group said it is “dedicated to advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election,” referencing Clinton’s popular vote total in the election she lost to President Donald Trump.
The Republican National Committee suggested Clinton should remember the outcome of the election as well as her own total.
“The American people rejected Hillary Clinton six months ago because she’s completely out-of-touch, untrustworthy, and embraced the failed policies of the past,” RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens said. “If Democrats were smart, they’d realize it’s time to move onward from Hillary Clinton altogether.”
Clinton announced her plans via Twitter and in a blast email to her supporters. “The last few months, I’ve been reflecting, spending time with family—and, yes, taking walks in the woods,” Clinton tweeted.
“This year hasn’t been what I envisioned, but I know what I’m still fighting for: a kinder, big-hearted, inclusive America. Onward!” she said in another tweet. Former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean will be a primary leader of the organization, which will work with like-minded Democratic groups like Color of Change, Emerge America, Run for Something, Indivisible Team and Swing Left.
Clinton’s new venture brought out some critics on Twitter. Nathan Gonzales, who edits the newsletter Inside Elections, said Clinton might energize Republicans to oppose her more than Democrats to follow her.
“When the party isn’t in the White House, everyone thinks they are in charge and knows the way,” he said.
SOURCE: Western Journalism