In her lust for the approbation of the extreme conservatives in The Party of Torture, Virginia Foxx has indeed arrived at a plateau of assholery that few would have dared predict even last November when she was reelected to her third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
She calls the luring and torture of Matthew Shepherd in 1998 a "hoax" perpetrated by The Gay Cabal in order to pass hate crimes legislation. Incidentally, her argument lost in the House of Representatives by a vote of 249-175 yesterday.
But by sundown Virginia Foxx got her fame, in spades. I was away from the InnerTubes yesterday, but by the time I got home last night I had a dozen or more forwards of the tape of The Madam saying those hateful words. Oh, here's just one link, if you simply MUST watch this particular witch casting her spell.
The Madam has always depended on the voters of the Fifth District either (a) to agree completely with her extremism or (b) to be totally ignorant of whatever arms-akimbo dance she's doing on any given day in Washington, D.C. My God, the 5th Dist. of N.C. has earned the ridicule of the world.
The Madam has now said her description of Matthew Shepherd's notoriety as a "hoax" was a poor choice of words. What she meant to say is that it was a joke, an escapade, a bit of horseplay, a prank, and a huge shaggy-dog story.