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DNC Revokes Its Sponsorship of the Women’s March Over Anti-Semitism Concerns

Less than 24 hours after a Women’s March leader refused to denounce Louis Farrakhan, the Democratic National Committee removed its name from a list of event sponsors.

By NTK Staff | 01.16.2019 @11:30am
DNC Revokes Its Sponsorship of the Women’s March Over Anti-Semitism Concerns

The annual Women’s March is just three days away, but one of the group’s major sponsors, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), has quietly withdrawn its support after leaders of the Women’s March refused to denounce anti-Semitic hatemonger Louis Farrakhan on national television.

Women’s March leaders Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland were guests on ABC’s “The View” this week to address “criticism of their leadership and allegations of anti-semitism that have been levied against them by former members of their leadership team,” according to the Daily Beast.

“The View’s” Sunny Hostin asked Malloy about photos she took with Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, which she captioned with the acronym, GOAT, meaning greatest of all time.

“I didn’t call him the greatest of all time because of his rhetoric,” Mallory said. “I called him the greatest of all time because of what he’s done in black communities.”

But co-host Meghan McCain went further, asking Mallory if she condemns the hate speech espoused by Farrakhan, specifically his words attacking Jewish people.

“You’re talking about women, you should be talking about all women, including Jewish women and conservative women,” she said. “Do you condemn Farrakhan’s remarks about Jewish people?”

“We didn’t make those remarks,” Mallory responded. “I don’t agree with many of Minister Farrakhan’s statements.”

“Do you condemn them?” McCain asked again.

“I don’t agree with these statements,” Mallory said. “It’s not my language, it’s not the way that I speak, it’s not how I organize… I should never be judged through the lens of a man.”

“You won’t condemn it,” McCain said.

The DNC joins a laundry list of liberal organizations that once proudly supported the Women’s March but are no longer sponsors, including EMILY’s List, the Center for American Progress, and NARAL Pro Choice America. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which labels the Nation of Islam as a “hate group,” also withdrew its sponsorship, according to the Daily Beast.

It’s been a rough year for the Women’s March, which lost more than half of its 550 sponsors from 2018 for its event this year. In July, the Women’s March sent out a press release announcing its opposition to President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, “XX,” clearly demonstrating the group intended to attack whomever the president selected, regardless of qualifications.

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