CNN anchor Jake Tapper slammed the silence from “progressives” that refused to condemn the Women’s March tweeting out support of a cop killer Tuesday.
The Women’s March honored cop-killer Assata Shakur on Monday by tweeting out a birthday wish for her. Tapper criticized the left for not speaking up about the organization honoring Shakur, or for past comments made by Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 18, 2017
“Shakur is a cop-killer fugitive in Cuba. This, ugly sentiments from @lsarsour & @dykemarchchi …Any progressives out there condemning this?” Tapper tweeted, also criticizing the left’s silence on the Dyke March banning Jewish pride flags.
The Women’s March doubled down on their support of Shakur Monday after facing outrage over social media. The group said that, while they don’t support Shakur’s violent methods, it views Shakur as a “feminist figure” for trying to fight the sexism in the Black Liberation Movement. (RELATED:Women’s March Defends Decision To Honor Cop-Killer)
#AssataShakur’s resistance tactics were different from ours. That does not mean that we do not respect her anti-sexism work,” the organization tweeted.
Shakur escaped from a New Jersey prison where she was serving a life sentence for the murder of a New Jersey state trooper.
MSNBC co-host Joe Scarborough also called on Democrats to condemn the Women’s March celebrating Shakur.
“So does the resistance against Trump now embrace convicted cop killers on the FBI’s most wanted list? Democrats must condemn this now,” Scarborough tweeted.
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