The Democratic National Committee is the latest organization to silently drop its partnership with the Women’s March. The DNC offered no explanation or condemnation of several march leaders’ well-documented history of anti-Semitism, yet the committee’s name is no longer listed as a “sponsor” on the Women’s March partner list.
This announcement comes less than 24 hours after march co-presidents Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland dug themselves an even deeper hole on “The View” Monday when they attempted to address the allegations of anti-Semitism, but instead refused to condemn Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Jewish remarks when given the chance.
On Tuesday, DNC Deputy Communications Director Sabrina Singh told Jewish News Syndicate, “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.”
Despite lacking an explicit condemnation, the DNC received praise for their decision from media figures.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 15, 2019
Wow, if this is true the DNC deserves much credit for taking this step, which will likely bring them some grief from the base. https://t.co/6pzdEN7jvy
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 15, 2019
Amazing news! THANK YOU, @TheDemocrats for doing the right thing.
— Tali Goldsheft (@TaliGoldsheft) January 15, 2019
Other groups that have quietly distanced themselves from the march include the Southern Poverty Law Center, EMILY’s List, and The National Council of Jewish Women. The SPLC also refused to give a specific explanation for leaving the march, only telling The Daily Beast that “other projects were a priority.”