Conservative Icon Calls GOP’s Need To Court Hispanics A ‘Great Myth’

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Phyllis Schlafly of the “pro-family” group Eagle Forum called the GOP’s need to reach out to Hispanic voters a “great myth” during a conservative radio program Wednesday. 

“The Hispanics who have come in like this will vote Democrat and there’s not the slightest bit of evidence that they will vote Republican,” Schlafly said on “Focus Today.” “And the people the Republicans should reach out to are the white votes, the white voters who didn’t vote in the last election and there are millions of them.”

Schlafly told PolicyMic she believes that Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election because “his drop-off from white voters was tremendous” and the GOP doesn’t “know how to relate to grassroots Americans.” 

“The propagandists are leading us down the wrong path,” Schlafly said on the radio program. “There is not any evidence at all that these Hispanics coming in from Mexico will vote Republican.”

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