The rabid antisemitism of The Women’s March’s leadership has been undeniable, but until recently hasn’t exactly been completely mainstream. The View co-host Meghan McCain may have changed all of that on Monday, however.
Appearing with the women of The View, Tamika Mallory found herself facing off against McCain over hate preacher and Church of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s repeated antisemitic statements such as calling Jewish people “termites.” Farrakhan released a video of himself saying this on Twitter.
I'm not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite. pic.twitter.com/L5dPQcnVg4
— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) October 16, 2018
McCain decided to confront Mallory about support she, and other members of the Women’s March have given to Farrakhan in the past and asked flatly if they condemn his statements.
Mallory repeatedly said that she disagrees with some of Farrakhan’s statements, but despite McCain’s pressing for clarification, would not say she specifically condemned the statements from Farrakhan. What she did do, however, is say that she’d rather not be judged through the lens of a man.
Women's March leader Tamika Mallory on The View today refused to condemn Louis Farrakhan's past remarks about Jewish people
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 14, 2019
At this point, wordplay and dancing around issues aren’t going to solve the problems the Women’s March is currently facing. Just last year in November, the Women’s March had a human rights award rescinded from them after The Friedrich Ebert Foundation, a German socialist think-tank, noted that the movement was too hostile to Jewish people.
This was followed by The Women’s March founder, Teresa Shook, publicly calling for Mallory, Bob Bland, Linda Sarsour, and Carmen Perez to step down from their leadership due to the fact that they were taking The Women’s March into noninclusive territory their antisemitism.
Later on, a story was released from various Women’s March organizers about leadership berating a Jewish woman within their ranks, accusing her of a conspiracy such as her people holding all the wealth. Organizers were even further disturbed when Mallory defended her presence at one of Louis Farrakhan’s events.