Death Threats

Victoria Foxx’s Bungled Matthew Shepard Comments Make People Want to Kill Her


Saying she used a “poor choice of words,” Rep. Victoria Foxx is backtracking over yesterday’s assertion that Matthew Shepard was not the victim of a hate crime. But the damage is already done: “A spokesperson for the congresswoman said Foxx’s office has received hate mail over the past 24 hours, including death threats.” Argh. Literally calling for her head is not the way to get things done. Pointing out how misinformed Rep. Foxx is and educating her on the importance of hate crimes legislation … is.