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Video | U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC, calls Matthew Shepard hate crime ‘a hoax’

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Summary: On April 29, 2009, in a speech on the House floor, Rep. Virginia Foxx claimed that Matthew Shepard's death was merely the result of a robbery gone bad. While his killers Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson did rob him, they also admitted that they were well aware of his sexual orientation and pretended they were gay to lure him away from the bar he was in at the time. The most striking feature of the case, of course, is that during the course of a normal, simple robbery, the victim is not generally beaten, tied to a post, and left for dead.

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Virginia Foxx is a typical Republican.

The term Republican is sure starting to meld into something that represents all that contributes to society's ills.

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