Tamika Mallory, co-founder of the Woman’s March, appeared on “The View” earlier this week and was attacked by Meghan McCain for her support of Minister Louis Farrakhan. Now, the Democratic National Committee has pulled out of the Women’s March, which is this Saturday.
USA Today reports the DNC was removed from the list of sponsors, saying in a vague statement, “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 Women’s March did not comment on the DNC’s withdrawal.
More than likely, the DNC stopped their support due to Mallory’s appearance on “The View.” When she was asked about taking a picture with Farrakhan and calling him G.O.A.T., which means the greatest of all time, she said, “I think it’s important to put my attendance, my presence at Savior’s Day, which is the highest holy day for the Nation of Islam, in proper context.” She added “as a leader, as a Black leader, in a country that is still dealing with some very serious, unresolved issues, as it relates to the Black experience in this country,” she often goes into “difficult spaces.”
McCain then bumrushed the conversation by saying, “I don’t speak for Jewish people, but I think I’m just confused. The remarks go ‘Death to Israel’ over and over again.”
“We did not make those remarks,” Mallory pointed out.
McCain then demanded to know if she condemns Farrakhan’s comments. Mallory explained, “I don’t agree with these statements. At the end of the day — ”
“You won’t condemn it,” McCain interjected.
“To be very clear, it’s not my language,” Mallory continued. “It’s not the way that I speak, it is not how I organize. And I think it is very clear, over the 20 years of my own personal activism, my own personal track record, of who I am. And I should never be judged through the lens of a man.”
Watch the exchange below:
Back in May, Malllory exclusively told NewsOne, “It is impossible for me to agree with every statement or share every viewpoint of the many people who I have worked with or will work with in the future. As I do not wish to be held responsible for the words of others when my own history shows that I stand in opposition to them, I also do not think it is fair to question anyone who works with me, who supports my work and who is a member of this movement because of the ways that I may have fallen short here or in any other instance.”