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Virginia Foxx: The gift that just keeps on giving

Posted By Rob Schofield On November 19, 2009 @ 3:43 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

[1]According to the national policy blog, Think Progress [2], North Carolina’s most embarrassing member of Congress is at it again.

“Foxx: Republicans ‘Passed Civil Rights Bills back in the 60′s without Very Much Help’ from Democrats

During a debate on the House floor today over designating 21 miles of the Molalla River as “wild and scenic [3],” Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), who opposes the legislation, tried to claim a progressive environmental record for her party.” Actually, the GOP has been the leader in starting good environmental programs in this country,” said Foxx.

Foxx then extended her claims of the GOP’s progressive history to the issue of civil rights. “Just as we were the people who passed the civil rights bills back in the ’60s without very much help from our colleagues across the aisle,” said Foxx.”

Click here [4] to read the rest of the story and to see how Congressman Dennis Cardoza of California got the fun task of acquainting Foxx with that strange concept that almost always eludes her: the truth.


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[3] wild and scenic: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2781/show

[4] here: http://thinkprogress.org/2009/11/19/foxx-civil-rights/feed

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