Former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is finally bailing on the Women's March as its leaders continue their failure to condemn anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
I must walk away from the national Women’s March organization, and join local marches who distanced themselves from national leaders allied with bigotry. We must demand the same principles from our movement as we do from our society.https://t.co/Lid5yClHTj— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) January 18, 2019
From her piece at USA Today:
I walked away from the Women’s March on Washington two years ago absolutely electrified by the promise of what a movement built around sisterhood and solidarity could accomplish.
Today, sadly, I must walk away from the national Women’s March organization, and specifically its leadership.
While I still firmly believe in its values and mission, I cannot associate with the national march’s leaders and principles, which refuse to completely repudiate anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. I cannot walk shoulder to shoulder with leaders who lock arms with outspoken peddlers of hate.
This week on The View, leader Tamika Mallory refused to condemn Farrakhan and defended calling him "the greatest of all time."
The Women's March is scheduled to descend on Washington over the weekend. The DNC has pulled their sponsorship of the organization and at least one original founder of the group has called on the leadership to resign.