5.06.2009

Rep. Foxx sends letter of apology to Matthew Sheppard's Mom

Virginia Foxx has no business being in Congress. Like with Reps. Michele Bachman & Steven King, this woman has a history of outright lies, and distortions directed not just at her colleagues - which is bad enough - but she's also been known to direct her ignorant rants & propaganda at the friends and families of people associated with a particular piece of legislation -- as was the case with Matthew Sheppard's mother.

From Think Progress:

Last week, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) generated intense controversy when she railed against The Matthew Shepard Act by claiming that Shepard’s horrific murder was a “hoax.” “We know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn’t because he was gay,” she said. The next day, Foxx’s office released a statement saying that “hoax” was a “poor choice of words” and that she was “especially sorry if his grieving family was offended.” Now, the Winston-Salem Journal reports that Foxx has written a letter of apology to Shepard’s mother, Judy. The Matthew Shepard Foundation confirmed that Judy Shepard received Foxx’s note, but refused to comment further.

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UPDATE: Speaking of Crazy Rep. Steve King.... He just accused Democrats of using Hate Crime Bill to protect Pedophiles (VIDEO)

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