GOP Congresswoman Virginia Foxx: Health Care Reform Bigger Threat Than Terrorism
Think Progress has kept tabs on the hyperbolic statements of Republican North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, and so have we. For example, in 2008, Foxx attacked Democrats who voted against drilling in ANWR, saying:
“We had a great opportunity to pass a bill yesterday that would have created more American energy, but my colleagues on the other side don’t seem to be in favor of more American energy. They seem to be anti-American energy, just as many other things that they support seem to be anti-American power and anti-American control.”
Now, Foxx may have topped herself, railing on about how people fear for our freedoms:
Everywhere I go in my district, people tell me they are frightened. … I share that fear, and I believe they should be fearful. And I believe the greatest fear that we all should have to our freedom comes from this room — this very room — and what may happen later this week in terms of a tax increase bill masquerading as a health care bill. I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country.
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