Tag Archives: Virginia Foxx

Anti-Gay Rep Who Called Matthew Shepard’s Murder A “Hoax” To Head House Education Committee

Viciously anti-LGBT and perpetually cross-eyed Virginia Foxx says her main plan is undo every advance achieved by the Obama administration. Via Politico: Virginia Foxx pulled herself up by her own bootstraps and wants every American child to be able to do the same. As the 73-year-old GOP lawmaker and former community college president is poised to assume the leadership of …

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WE SEE WHITE PEOPLE: House Republicans Celebrate “Unified” Diversity In Selfie With VP-Elect Mike Pence

US House Republicans celebrated the 2016 election today with a selfie taken by Vice President-Elect Mike Pence. Prominently positioned in the front row are leading anti-LGBT House members Steve “Men Will Marry Lawnmowers” King and the perpetually cross-eyed Virginia Foxx, the latter of whom is most infamous here for calling the murder of Matthew Shepard a hoax, for which she …

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House Reaffirms DOMA

Yesterday the U.S. House meaninglessly voted 248-175 to affirm DOMA as the law of the land. The Human Rights Campaign notes: “This amendment is completely unnecessary and only serves to cloud the debate over ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal by pointlessly injecting the issue of marriage equality into the conversation. Since Pentagon officials have made it clear that they are …

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Elaine Donnelly On DOMA & DADT

Elaine Donnelly of the anti-gay Center for Military Readiness is backing a bill that bans federal policy changes that violate DOMA. “The reason this [amendment] is necessary is because the Department of the Navy, in particular, has already signaled that contrary to assurances given to Congress, they are quite prepared to start conducting same-sex marriages on military bases — which …

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U.S. House Votes To Defund Medical Schools That Teach Abortion

The U.S. House has approved an amendment defunding medical schools that teach doctors how to perform abortions. The measure was sponsored by GOP Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC), whom you may recall for claiming that the murder of Matthew Shepard was a hoax. The North Carolina Republican’s proposal was offered as an amendment to a bill that puts funding restrictions on …

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Family Research Council Launches Last Minute Attack On ENDA

The Family Research Council has launched an all-out campaign against the coming ENDA vote, assembling a cavalcade of haters for an anti-gay DVD they’re pitching to their followers for $14.99. Here’s the trailer.

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Rep. Anthony Weiner SLAMS GOP For Presenting Hoax Documents

And as a bonus, he shuts down crazy-face homophobe Virginia Foxx. Dream ticket: Weiner/Grayson 2016.

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Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC): The GOP Passed The Civil Rights Act

Somebody really really doesn’t know her history. Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) gets up to set her straight. Good stuff.

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Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC): Health Care Reform Is Worse Than Terrorism

Think Progress reports: Few Republican congressional members have served as a greater fount for hyperbolic and uninformed ranting about health care reform as has Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC). As ThinkProgress previously documented, Foxx has claimed Democratic reforms would mean seniors are “put to death by their government,” that health reform is a “distraction,” and that “there are no Americans who …

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Rep. Virginia Foxx Sends Letter Of Apology To Judy Shepard

After standing on the floor of Congress and calling the use of Matthew Shepard’s death to advance the hate crimes bill a “hoax”, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has sent a letter of apology to Judy Shepard, who was in the gallery during the speech. The Matthew Shepard Foundation acknowledges receipt of the letter, but declined to discuss its contents, saying …

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Foxx’s “Apology” Lands Her Back At #1

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Rep. Foxx Says She’s Getting Death Threats Over Matthew Shepard Remarks

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) says she has gotten death threats since yesterday’s House hate crimes debate during which she called the murder of Matthew Shepard a hoax. Foxx is now backing off her statement. A spokesperson for the congresswoman said Foxx’s office has received hate mail over the past 24 hours, including death threats. Foxx later said her comments didn’t …

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Olbermann: Rep. Virginia Foxx Is The Worst Person In The World

Olbermann delivers a blistering condemnation of Rep. Virginia Foxx for calling Matthew Shepard’s murder a hoax. And in a two-fer, he leads with a classic rip on dumb bunny Rep. Michelle Bachmann.

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GOP Liars At The Podium

The debate has just ended and the vote is about to commence, but check out Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) calling the murder of Matthew Shepard “a hoax.” Rep. Foxx: “The bill was named after a very unfortunate incident that happened, where a young man was killed, but we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of robbery. …

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