STATEMENT OF CHARLIE GEROW, FIRST VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION AND CAROLYN MEADOWS, SECOND VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION:
“We are longtime members of the American Conservative Union Board of Directors.
We have seen the most recent egregious attack by the Daily Beast on ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. We have both known Matt and his wife, Mercedes, for decades. We know Matt Schlapp’s heart and his character. And we believe this latest attempt at character assassination is false.
Unfortunately, the Left and its note takers in the media routinely choose to scorch the earth in their quest to cancel those with whom they disagree. Whether it’s conservative judicial nominees or good people like Matt Schlapp, they will sink to any depth to destroy them and their families.
It’s no coincidence that this latest hit piece dropped on the night before the first ever CPAC gala and a mere six weeks before our annual conference. The Daily Beast blog has a track record of attempting to sabotage CPAC events, using tabloid “reporting” to do so.
We stand squarely behind Matt Schlapp, and the ACU Board of Directors has full confidence in his leadership of the organization.”