In a bizarre speech at a Tea Party event in Texas recently, the former chairwoman of the Texas Republican Party suggested that anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist is a secret Muslim — because “he has a beard.”
Cathie Adams claimed that Norquist is part of a “stealth jihad” in the United States and described him as “trouble with a capital ‘T’” because “he’s showing signs of converting to Islam himself.”
“As you see, he has a beard,” she said. “He’s married a Muslim woman. But he denies that he has converted himself. He denies that.”
“He and Karl Rove are very good friends. I don’t like Karl Rove, and I certainly don’t like Grover Norquist,” she went on to say.
Adams even suggested that CIA Director John Brennan could also be a secret Muslim, which is a unsubstantiated claim mentioned in other fringe right wing circles.
“Where is the outcry?” she asked. “Thank God that Ted Cruz is now in the United States Senate!”
Listen to Adams’ comments in the video below: