Virginia Foxx is a batshit insane Republican member of the American House of Representatives from North Carolina. She is another crazy ranting woman in the House, like Michele Bachmann, and unfortunately her seat is utterly safe, as her constituency is one of the most conservative in the country.
There was a scandal involving her taking a small donation from a gay rights group during one of her early runs, but she has since said that she will never take gay money again.
In early 2009 she said that Matthew Shepard was killed in a robbery, not because he was gay. She did not say why he was tortured and crucified as well. She has also said that universal health care is more threatening than terrorists.
She has also claimed that the Republican Party passed the Civil Rights Act, with almost no help from the Democratic Party, despite the fact that Lyndon Johnson pushed it through Congress with the help of mostly Democrats and some northern Republicans. The Democrats who did oppose it later became Republicans, except for Robert Byrd, but he later recanted his views.
Representative Foxx is affectionately known as 'Hide Yer Biscuits', stemming from her habit of hording food from whatever buffet she visits. Meanwhile, she was one of only 13 representatives to vote against the National School Lunch Program.
More recently, Representative Foxx said that she had no tolerance for those with student loans.
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZckDoKz7Dk
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQGuS3pyRo0
- ↑ http://thinkprogress.org/2009/11/19/foxx-civil-rights/
- ↑ http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/03/06/843558/-Virginia-Foxx-is-Coming-Hide-Yer-Biscuits-
- ↑ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/17/representative-virginia-fox-on-student-debt_n_1431050.html