The article’s premise is that they were ever banned. Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory of the Women’s March were edged away when they became too great a source of friction. And the Biden campaign had no problem disavowing Linda Sarsour because he’s a Bernie supporter. And AOC just helpfully reminded the Biden campaign that Bernie backers are never going to be Biden’s friends. But they never left.
Sarsour remained highly active in activist circles. And within the DNC’s own rainbow coalition, they’re still quite welcome.
Tamika Mallory, the former co-president of the Women’s March, spoke briefly during Monday’s meeting of the Black Caucus
It’s the Black Caucus. Supporting Farrakhan is practically mandatory. Enough of that sort of thing led to a shakeup of the Women’s March. But this is the Black Caucus, not an intersectional feminist resistance rally.
On Tuesday, fellow former Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, a supporter of Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders with a history of controversial statements about Israel, appeared on the livestream for the DNC’s Muslims and Allies Assembly.
Again, hardly surprising.
Sarsour is currently the highest profile Islamist activist on the Left. The Dems may find this awkward, but everyone knows she’s not going anywhere.
The Democrats have integrated fundamentally antisemitic figures and ideologies in their movement and any questions will be swept away with rants about Trump and an insistence that the greater goal of taking down Trump is more important. With enough persistence, the Dems will create some distance that won’t last past the election.