The Women’s March movement has come under increased scrutiny in recent months for connections to controversial figures like Louis Farrakhan and accusations of antisemitism. Even the Democratic National Committee has dropped them now.
USA Today reports:
Democratic National Committee out as Women’s March sponsor amid anti-Semitism controversy
The Women’s March, beset by controversy while preparing for weekend rallies in Washington and other cities across the United States, won’t have a major supporter by its side.
The Democratic National Committee’s name was removed Tuesday from the list of sponsors for Saturday’s event in the nation’s capital, organized by New York-based Women’s March Inc.
Some of the group’s members have been accused of holding anti-Semitic views, and the criticism only intensified when WMI co-president Tamika Mallory appeared Monday on ABC’s “The View’’ and declined to denounce Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has made several derogatory remarks about Jews.
DNC officials would not comment on the reason or the timing for its name no longer appearing on the sponsor list, but issued a statement in support of women’s rights.
“The DNC stands in solidarity with all those fighting for women’s rights and holding the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers across the country accountable. Women are on the front lines of fighting back against this administration and are the core of our Democratic Party,” the statement read.
This is hardly surprising. Anti-Israel activists embedded themselves in the Women’s March from the very start. Now it can’t be ignored anymore.