Poll Context: Eagle Forum chairman and founder Phyllis Schlafly is mobilizing the grassroots across America, asking them to help her shut down a coup attempt against her, led by several supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz, over her decision to back billionaire Donald Trump in the 2016 GOP presidential primary.
Schlafly says in a robo-call sent out to more than 123,000 conservatives nationwide, obtained by Breitbart News:
Hello, this is Phyllis Schlafly, founder and chairman of Eagle Forum. We’ve been fighting for conservative causes and against liberals for so many years. Unfortunately today, I find myself having to fight back against people who have sued Eagle Forum and dragged me into court. I’m fighting to protect what you and I have built over 40 years away from people who want to take over. They’ve even tried to seize Eagle Forum’s bank accounts. It’s very wrong.
Schlafly is referencing how several board members who supported Cruz in the primary—even while she endorsed Trump—launched an effort to depose her as chairman of Eagle Forum.