Some Democrats have abandoned the Women’s March in the wake of accusations of anti-Semitism by group leaders.
The group’s founder, Theresa Shook, called on all the co-chairs to step down for allowing “anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform.”
That included the co-president Tamika Mallory who had called Louis Farrakhan the GOAT (the greatest of all time) and who refused to unequivocally affirm Israel’s right to exist in a recent interview with Firing Line’s Margaret Hoover.
The DNC, Emily’s List and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) all cut ties with the March. Wasserman Schultz said that she could not associate with the group if their leaders refused to “completely repudiate anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry.” “I cannot walk shoulder to should with leaders who lock arms with outspoken peddlers of hate,” Wasserman Schultz said.
And during the March on Saturday, Washington, Linda Sarsour furthered those concerns, promoting the BDS movement to the cheers of the crowd with Mallory standing at her side nodding her head in agreement.
But despite the controversy, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proved that people’s concerns about anti-Semitism in the Women’s March group wouldn’t stop her from attending the group’s march in New York.
From Daily Wire:
With many on the Left abandoning the group over its anti-Semitism, Ocasio-Cortez ran to it and embraced it.
When asked about the group’s anti-Semitism, Ocasio-Cortez ignored the question and claimed, without evidence, that members of the Trump administration are the ones that have a problem with anti-Semitism.
“I think that concerns of anti-Semitism with the current administration in the White House are absolutely valid and we need to make sure that we are protecting the Jewish community and all those that feel vulnerable in this moment,” Ocasio-Cortez said as she refused to denounce the group’s anti-Semitism.