Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum, alleged a hostile takeover by board members who are angry she endorsed Trump instead of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Among those plotting the “scheme to push Phyllis Schlafly out of Eagle Forum” is Dallas’ own Cathie Adams!
Until recently Adams was president of the Texas Eagle Forum but remained involved with the group. That is until Schlafly asked for her resignation over the weekend, which Adams may or may not have refused.
While Schlafly backs Trump, Adams and other Eagle Forum members are backing Cruz for the Republican presidential nomination.
Adams made it clear last month to the Dallas Morning News she was pissed about Schlafly’s endorsement. Trump is manipulative and may have preyed upon Schlafly because of her age, Adams suggested.
“We have no respect for [Trump]. Schlafly’s endorsement is going to be widely dismissed. At 91, it is just totally unfair to impose upon someone who has such a beautiful legacy … I think this was very much a manipulation,” Adams recently told the Dallas Morning News. “When you’re 91 and you’re not out with the grass roots all the time, it is very much taking advantage of someone.”
Schlafly clearly did not take kindly to the comment.
Adams is currently running for vice chairman of the Republican Party of Texas with Houston’s Jared Woodfill, a lawyer who actively campaigned against Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance. They face current chairman Tom Mechler of Amarillo. They are campaigning “to take back our party”; the same party she led into financial disarray during her short stint as its president.