Fiery Female Conservative Icon Was Also a Donald Trump Supporter
The mainstream conservatives in America are very divided on the Donald Trump issue. The Republican presidential nominee has been polarizing, and that's putting it lightly. But there have been strong conservative icons who support Trump, one of whom just passed away.
Phyllis Schlafly was a fiery female conservative icon who campaigned extensively for the rights of families during the 60s and 70s. She passed away just days ago at the age of 92.
Schlafly was thrown onto the national stage when she self-published a book titled "A Choice Not An Echo," that told the history of the Republican National Convention. That book sold a whopping 3 million copies and made her a household name among staunch conservatives.
In more recent days, Schlafly had come out and proclaimed her support for Donald Trump and his campaign. She appeared at a St. Louis Trump rally and gave her endorsement to the businessman.
"I was honored to spend time with her during this campaign as she waged one more great battle for national sovereignty," read a statement that was released by the Trump campaign on hearing news of her death.
The news was broken by Eagle Forum, a pro-family group founded by Schlafly that has over 80,000 members and has been active since 1972. Eagle Forum reported that she passed away in her St. Louis home with loved ones near.
Schlafly, who fought for the rights of families, believed that America is the best place to raise a family and she fought for that. A statement from Eagle Forum reinforced that sentiment.
"She recognized America as the greatest political embodiment of those values. ... Phyllis Schlafly was a courageous and articulate voice for common sense and traditional values."
Thankfully she was able to give her voice to one more presidential campaign, instead of remaining silent or confusing on the issue of Trump as so many conservatives have. God bless you, Phyllis. Thoughts and prayers to the Schlafly family.
h/t: Fox News