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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on the Passing of Phyllis Schlafly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of conservative leader and founder of the Eagle Forum Phyllis Schlafly: 

“Today, our nation and the conservative movement suffered a great loss with the passing of an extraordinary woman, Phyllis Schlafly. 

“Few will ever match Phyllis’ conviction and tenacity. She stood, literally, on the front lines fighting against forces that threatened to upend families and sought to undermine the Judeo-Christian values upon which our great nation was founded.

“Phyllis Schlafly loved America. Her contributions to our country went far beyond her work exposing the illogic of liberalism: Phyllis led the charge to make the Republican Party pro-life and defended the sanctity of marriage. She was a passionate defender of U.S. sovereignty and championed Reagan’s policy of ‘peace through strength’ during a crucial time in American history. 

“Heidi’s and my prayers are with her family during their time of mourning. May she rest in peace.”