WATCH | After a brief hiatus following the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton is dipping her toes back in to the political pool. She's traveling the country giving speeches and is reportedly gearing up to launch a new Super PAC, but not everyone is excited about Clinton's new venture.
Earlier this month at the Women for Women International event in New York City the former Secretary of State said she is now back to being an activist citizen and "part of the resistance."
Shortly after that event, reports emerged that Clinton is gathering resources for a new Super PAC called "Onward Together."
The PAC, according to Politico, will seek to help progressive groups that have surged since President Trump's election.
'Resisting the ability to sit down'
Not everyone is thrilled about the plan and some would prefer Clinton to take a step back and let newer leaders rise up in the Democratic party.
"The only thing that she's resisting is, you know, is the ability to sit down," said Tezlyn Figaro, the former National Justice Director for Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.
Tone deaf and unnecessary
Figaro isn't alone. Since news broke of Clinton's plans for the new PAC, multiple news stories have emerged calling the move "unnecesary," "tone deaf," and "the Clinton Foundation 2.0"
Progressive activists say they want the old leaders like Clinton to step aside -- since their old tactics were unsuccessful in the 2016 election -- and make way for a new group of younger, more energetic leaders to rise up.
It's like a horror version of movie "Groundhog Day". In this version I'm forced to watch the same shit again. Onward/Stronger Together 🤢— Steven Zekowski (@steve_zeke) May 14, 2017
Others on Twitter were also frustrated by the move.
"In order for us to really move forward to make a better place for our children, I think it really does call for new leadership that can actually be here to see those policies through," Figaro said.
Even worse, Figaro said, is that Clinton's PAC will run counter to the progressive message of taking big money influence out of politics.
"You want big money out as long as its not your big money," Figaro quipped.
Clinton still has a voice in the chorus
Not everyone is pushing Clinton away.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said he thinks Clinton is still respected by a lot of people.
"She did win the popular vote. So, she has fans everywhere and I think she is one of many in the Democratic chorus," Brown said.
But Brown does agree that his party could use some fresh faces.
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