Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Hillary Clinton launches political group 'Onward Together'

Image Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks during a news conference July 20 U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. Alex Wong Getty Images
Stacy Diaz | 17 May, 2017, 11:46

Yesterday afternoon, Clinton officially ended her time in the wilderness, announcing the launch of Onward Together, her new 501-c4 and related political action committee.

Onward Together official website writes the group is dedicated to advancing the vision that earned almost 66 million votes in the last election.

After the former 2016 candidate began meeting with young activists to motivate them, she realized she could do more.

The group's mission statement does not reference Trump directly but takes an indirect swipe at the current president by noting Clinton won 66 million votes in the last election.

The slogan of the new group is 'resist, insist, persist enlist, ' according to the website. "I'm so inspired by everyone stepping up to organise and lead", the former Secretary of State, said to her supporters as she urged them to contribute to the "remarkable" spirit of political activism.

In her email, she named the first five groups to which she will play benefactor-Color of Change, Indivisible, Swing Left, Emerge America, and Run for Something.

CNN political commentator Ana Navarro took to Twitter to say that if Hillary Clinton had leaked information to Russian Federation while in the Oval Office, Republican members of Congressional would begin the process to impeach her immediately.

Aides and advisers close to Clinton claim that she has ruled out mounting a third presidential bid, however, she reportedly doesn't want to fall silent and plans to remain a vocal critic of the Trump administration in the coming years.

After praising a series of small, grass-roots organisations, Clinton explained that her new venture, which is registered as a social welfare non-profit company, will act as an umbrella group helping to support the liberal movement and oppose Trump's government.

Onward Together also temporarily answers a key question for Clinton: What will you do next? Hillary Clinton is launching a new political organization. Quinnipiac University even conducted a poll in which Clinton, hypothetically running as an independent, would defeat incumbent New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, running as a Democrat, 49 to 30 percent.

Clinton, a two-time failed presidential candidate who maintains a strong following among Democrats, has told friends that she is unlikely to ever go back to The Clinton Foundation, her family foundation that came under great scrutiny during the 2016 election.