Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and her Democratic challenger Elisabeth Motsinger met for a head-to-head candidate forum on some of the newest real estate in the NC 5th District, at Catawba College in Salisbury. According to the account in the Salisbury Post, Foxx stubbornly maintained that "members of Congress get along better than portrayed by the media."
"The idea that members of the U.S. House of Representatives constantly bicker is a myth, especially on a personal level, Foxx said."
You can decide for yourself why Foxx would insist on a version of reality so at odds with ... well, reality. Does she need for people to believe that she's actually what she often pretends to be, a sweet little old dumpling who only takes extra biscuits from the buffet "because they'd just go to waste."
She certainly doesn't want people to know the truth, that she is herself one of the most poisonously partisan of all the right-wing ideologues in Congress. Here are a few things that Virginia Foxx has said, most of them in the halls of Congress:
“And for my colleagues across the aisle who say this is a misogynist bill, nobody has ever fought more for the rights of women than I have. But 50 percent of the unborn babies that are being aborted are females, so the misogyny comes for those who promote the killing of unborn babies. That's where the misogyny comes in, Madam Speaker.” In debate in the U.S. House over a Republican bill, Protect Life Act, which would allow hospitals to deny treatment to pregnant women, 13 Oct. 2011
“It’s unconscionable that we have 45 million people in this country getting food stamps. That’s a result of the policies of our Democratic friends across the aisle.” On the floor of the U.S. House in debate over a Republican plan to cut spending to food assistance programs in the Department of Agriculture (H.R.2112), 14 June 2011
“We’re talking about four years,” Foxx said. “If we don’t take this country back from the leftists who are running it now, we will lose our country.” To the Iredell County Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner, Feb. 6, 2010
“...we [Republican members of Congress] were the people who passed the civil rights bills back in the ’60s without very much help from our colleagues across the aisle.” November 19, 2009, on the floor of the U.S. House
A Republican health care plan would "make sure we bring down the cost of health care for all Americans and that ensures affordable access for all Americans and is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government." July 28, 2009, on the floor of the U.S. Congress
“I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that [health reform] bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country.” November 2, 2009, on the floor of the U.S. House