Republicans shouldn’t waste their efforts courting Hispanic voters, according to conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, because “there isn’t the slightest bit of evidence they are going to vote Republican.”
Schlafly’s controversial remarks came during a recent interview with radio program Daily Focus, an interview she used as a platform to dissuade Republicans in their attempts to draw Hispanic voters in via immigration reform legislation.
“I think that’s a great myth because Hispanics who come in like this are going to vote Democrat,” she said. “And there isn’t the slightest bit of evidence they are going to vote Republican.”
Rather, Schlafly said Republicans should reach out to a different group of voters who are more likely to lean on the Republican ticket – white voters.
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“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,” she advised.
Schlafly, a constitutional lawyer, conservative activist, and published author, has also come under scrutiny for a number of other divisive remarks – including calling the entire Republican establishment a “series of losers” following the failed presidential campaigns of former nominees Sen. Bob Dole, Sen. Johnn McCain, and former Gov. Mitt Romney.
The outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage also made headlines just last month after stating Republicans would be committing “suicide” if the enacted immigration reform.