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Virginia Foxx is a batshit insane Republican member of the American House of Representatives from North Carolina's fifth district (2005-present). Like Michele Bachmann, she is one of those crazy ranting women in the House and unfortunately her seat is utterly safe, as her constituency is one of the most conservative in the country.
In early 2009 she said that Matthew Shepard was killed in a robbery, not because he was gay. She did not (and probably could not) address why he was tortured and crucified as well. She has also said that universal health care is more threatening than "any terrorist right now in any country," that [Americans seniors will be] put to death by their government, and that "there are no Americans who don't have health care."
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.
Representative Foxx is affectionately known as 'Hide Yer Biscuits', stemming from her habit of hoarding 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.
- Foxx's homepage
- YouTube: Rep. Virginia Foxx Dishonored Matthew Shepard's Death On The House Floor
- Think Progress: Rep. Foxx: Health care reform is a bigger threat than ‘any terrorist right now in any country.’ 2 November 2009
- Regarding President Obama's health care reform bill — Think Progress: Conservatives Fabricate ‘Mandatory’ End-Of-Life Consultations In House Bill 29 July 2009
- Think Progress: Rep. Virginia Foxx: ‘There Are No Americans Who Don’t Have Health Care’ 24 July 2009
- Think Progress: Foxx: Republicans ‘Passed Civil Rights Bills Back In The 60s Without Very Much Help’ From Democrats 19 November 2009
- National Archives' Prologue Magazine: LBJ Champions the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Summer 2004
- Daily Kos: Virginia Foxx is Coming. Hide Yer Biscuits. 6 March 2010
- Project Vote Smart: Representative Virginia Ann Foxx's Voting Records
- HuffPo: Representative Virginia Foxx: 'No Tolerance' For Graduates With Big Student Loans To Pay 17 April 2012