The split comes just days before this year’s march is scheduled to, according to the website, “flood the streets of Washington, D.C. and cities across the globe.”
The group was launched in 2017 as an outlet for leftists unable to cope with the inauguration of President Trump. Democrats latched onto the movement as a means to resist Trump, though the marches had little bearing on the President’s standing. It was a means to foment hatred of their political opponent and stir up the base.
Now, after anti-Semitism within the group’s top faces has been reported for months, the DNC has finally packed it up.
— Jewish News Syndicate (@JNS_org) January 15, 2019
In what Haaretz describes as a “major blow,” the DNC “joined the list of organizations who have broken with the national Women’s March group following controversy regarding the affiliation of the group’s co-chairs with Nation leader Louis Farrakhan.”
They’re Right To Run Away
They’re a little late to the ballgame, but the DNC is right to distance themselves from the Women’s March.
Linda Sarsour, the organization’s founder, has long held radical anti-Semitic stances and partnerships. She took part in and spoke at a Nation of Islam event organized by Farrakhan in 2015.
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Sarsour also urged followers to conduct a “jihad” against President Trump.
More recently, Tamika Mallory, another leader in the group, appeared on ‘The View’ this past Monday and actually defended her previous praise of Farrakhan, who has referred to Jews as “termites” and praised Hitler as “a very great man.”
Mallory, who attended an anti-Semitic speech by Farrakhan and was photographed embracing him in years prior, defended her presence at those events, saying, “just because you go into a space with someone that does not mean that you agree with everything that they say.”
Problem is, as ‘The View’ co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out, Mallory actually called him the ‘greatest of all time.’
“I didn’t call him the greatest of all time because of his rhetoric. I called him the greatest of all time because of what he’s done in black communities,” she said.
Meghan McCain lambasted her for that defense, saying, “I would never be comfortable supporting someone who (said) … ‘I’m not anti-Semite, I’m anti-termite. It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality.'”
Meghan McCain savages them https://t.co/4O1RwcQgzN
— Joe Duenas (@SSCJoeDuenas) January 14, 2019
“A lot of people, by a lot of people I include me in this, think you’re using your organization as anti-Semitism masked in activism and that you’re using identity politics to shield yourself from critiques,” McCain added.
The Rank Hypocrisy Is Real
Now that we’ve given them credit for turning their back on Farrakhan-supporting leaders in the Women’s March, it’s time to call out the DNC for their utter hypocrisy.
If they want to see anti-Semitism and associations with extremists like Farrakhan, they needn’t look very far beyond their own party.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder, just months ago, stood for a photo with Farrakhan. Holder is considered a potential challenger for the Democrat Party presidential nomination in 2020.
The DNC and Democrat lawmakers have consistently refused to denounce anyone within their ranks with ties to Farrakhan. Turning their backs on the Women’s March for acting in the same manner is truly hypocritical.
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