Prominent members of the Democratic Party showed they have no problem with racists as they tried mainstreaming the racist and anti-Semitic preacher Louis Farrakhan at Aretha Franklin’s funeral, giving him a front-row seat.
Take a look at the Democratic luminaries sitting next to him: one former Democratic president, one 1984 candidate for the presidency, and one media personality who has exhibited his own racism in the past:
Farrakhan’s extensive history of racism includes calling Jews “bloodsuckers” and labeling Judaism a “gutter religion”; calling whites a “race of devils”; and saying of white people that they are “worthy to be hated.”
But prominent members of the Left have no problem with Farrakhan’s evil rhetoric; Tamika Mallory, co-founder of the Women’s March, has enthusiastically supported the preacher; Chicago Rep. Danny Davis has defended his friendship with him; and Barack Obama’s top aide, Valerie Jarrett, defended Mallory meeting with Farrakhan, saying, “If you’re trying to get things done, meeting with somebody is one thing, but associating yourself with his hateful rhetoric … She should speak firmly against it, and I think she should have earlier. But you know, she’s learning to be a leader, she’s young … and it doesn’t take away from the movement.”