Transcript for DNC drops out as sponsor of 2019 Women's March
The democratic field which is for the 2020 presidential race which is filling out and last night Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she is getting ready to run. I'm filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States tonight. Tonight. And Gillibrand joins her senate colleague Elizabeth Warren and four other hopefuls so far in what's expected to be a crowded field. We'll stay in politics. The women's March on Washington set for Saturday steeped in controversy as the democratic national committee withdraws its support over the ties to Louis farrakhan. Reporter: We are a few days away and thousands are expected to gather in D.C. And across the country but this year the rallies are under a cloud of controversy that has led to numerous groups pulling out as sponsors. The co-president of the March is under fire over her ties to nation of Islam leader farrakhan who made a number of anti-semitic and homophobic remarks including this post where she calls him the greatest of all time. On "The view" Monday she was pressed on the issue and said while she disagreed with some of his statements she refused to condemn farrakhan. Since then the fallout has continued to grow. Late Tuesday the DNC became the latest sponsor to pull out. Other groups absent include human rights campaign and center for American progress. Less than half of last year's partner groups are listed as supporting the March. ABC reached out to the women's March for comment but hasn't heard back yet. On "The view" Monday the co-president said the group condemns anti-semitism, bigotry and condemns any statements of hate. Guys, back to you.
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