She was speaking of the hoax that Matthew Wayne Shepard was not tortured and subsequently murdered because he was gay; and therefore, the American people have no need for a hate crime bill to be passed in the House of Representatives. What is distressing is the fact that while she was speaking, Matthew Shepard's mother was sitting in the gallery. The disgraceful woman had the audacity to belittle the events leading up to the tragic death of a young man in front of his mother.
As a member of the Board of Directors of the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, Foxx has the goal of finding ways to acquaint students with ideas that are dismissed or marginalized on campuses today and be a watchdog for legislative and administrative governance. She sure marginalized hate crime. It brings into question what kinds of people are selected for such boards.
As a member of the Board of Directors of the N.C. Center for Public Research, she has a goal to facilitate a better-informed public and more effective, accountable, and responsive government, to affect public policy based on research. She sure did a lot of research on the topic of Matthew Shepard and the American people sure feel better-informed now. Again, the question is what kinds of people are selected to be on this board.
Her website advertizes herself in strongly positive terms of being a leader to increase accountability within the Federal Government. Where is the accountability for shame, Virginia Foxx? To apologize for the poor choice of words, i.e. hoax, is simply shameful in itself. Virginia Foxx is the hoax here, not the tragic death of Matthew Shepard. She fulfills her duties as a true conservative by intending to deceive for gain and advantage of a myopic life view.