The co-chair of the hyper-liberal Women’s March organization doubled-down on her relationship with prominent anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan Wednesday; defending her decision to attend his hate-filled rally and saying the Nation of Islam Leader was part of her “coalition.”
Activist Tamika Mallory found herself in hot-water this week after CNN’s Jake Tapper called-out the left-wing organizer over her role in attending the Nation of Islam’s Saviour’s Day rally; listening as Farrakhan railed against the “Satanic Jew” for nearly three hours.
Mallory wrote a wide-ranging explanation Wednesday night defending her decision, saying she had been attending the event for “over 30 years” and that “coalition work is not easy.”
“I proudly serve as a leader for one of the largest women’s advocacy organizations in the world. For that reason, my recent presence at the Nation of Islam’s Saviour’s Day convocation troubled some of the very people who I have fought for and worked alongside for most of my life,” writes Mallory.
“I am the same person today that I was before Saviour’s Day, which begs the question – why are my beliefs being questioned now?” she asks.
“Coalition work is not easy, and these women have operated from a place of authentic love for all people. My work requires an operational unity that is sometimes extremely painful and uncomfortable, even for me. But I push forward even when I am personally conflicted because our people are more important,” deflects the Women’s March co-chair.
Read her full comments here.