Linda Sarsour Too Radical for Women's March But Not for Bernie

Sanders has deployed the anti-Semitic activist as a surrogate for his campaign

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September 16, 2019

Veteran anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour has officially been removed from the Women's March movement after taking heat for a string of anti-Semitic comments that have threatened the organization’s credibility and activism.

Sarsour and two other members of the Women's March's inaugural board have officially been removed from the organization as a result of what the Washington Post described as "anti-Semitism, infighting and financial mismanagement."

The controversy stemming from Sarsour’s repeated dissemination of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are said to "have slowed the organization's progress and diminished its impact," according to the Post.

Despite being tossed from the Women's March organization, Sarsour continues to be endorsed by socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has deployed the controversial activist as a surrogate for his campaign.

The Women's March "shake-up comes at a critical time for the organization," according to the Post. "With the 2020 election kicking into high gear, experts said organizers can no longer afford the distractions and controversies that have muddled the group's message and loomed over its every move."