February 23, 2020

WATCH: Tamika Mallory Refuses to Condemn Farrakhan

Screenshot from Twitter.

Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory refused to condemn rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan in a Monday appearance on ABC’s “The View.”

The Farrakhan subject was first brought up by co-host Sunny Hostin, who asked Mallory if she thought it was “problematic” to be associated with Farrakhan and calling him “the GOAT [Greatest of All Time].”

Mallory responded by lauding Farrakhan for “what he’s done in black communities”:

“View” co-host Meghan McCain followed up by asking Mallory about Farrakhan’s myriad anti-Semitic statements.

“I don’t agree with many of Minister Farrakhan’s statements,” Mallory said.

“Specifically about Jewish people?” McCain replied.

“As I said, I don’t agree with many of Minister Farrakhan’s statements,” Mallory said.

McCain then asked if Mallory condemned them, prompting Mallory to reiterate, “I don’t agree with these statements.”

“You won’t condemn it,” McCain interjected.

Mallory replied by saying that Farrakhan’s rhetoric is “not my language.”

“It not the way that I speak, it is not the way that I organize, and I think that it is clear over the 20 years of my own personal activism, my own personal track record, who I am and that I should never be judged through the lens of a man,” Mallory said.

Mallory was widely criticized for her remarks and McCain was applauded for questioning her about Farrakhan:

The National Organization for Women (NOW) announced on Jan. 2 that the New Orleans Women’s March was canceled because of the anti-Semitism controversy plaguing the national Women’s March leaders; other Women’s Marches have been canceled for other reasons. Other local Women’s Marches have distanced themselves from the national leaders.

H/T: Mediaite