Right-wing flame-thrower Virginia Foxx to attend fundraising lunch for Kathleen Peters

  • North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx

CQ Rollcall reports this morning that five House Republican women (along with Orlando-area Congressman Daniel Webster) are scheduled to hold a fundraising luncheon for Pinellas state Representative Kathleen Peters this Wednesday to help in her bid to win the GOP nomination for Congress in the special election to replace Bill Young next year.

The five House Republican women are Reps. Ann Wagner of Missouri, Susan Brooks of Indiana, Diane Black of Tennessee, Lynn Jenkins of Kansas and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina.

Although Peters (like her opponent, David Jolly) is generally considered a moderate, one of those participating in Wednesday's lunch — Virginia Foxx — is most definitely not.

Foxx's consistently conservative record was noted by the American Conservative Union, who gave her their 2012 ACU Conservative Award for consistently voting in line with ACU doctrine.

She's also made a number of controversial comments in her time in Washington (h/t to the National Memo).

—Warned that Obamacare would lead to seniors “being put to death by their government”
—Referred to the murder of Matthew Shepard as “a hoax” that liberals use as an excuse to pass hate crimes bills.
—Repeatedly used the racial slur “tar baby” on the House floor
—Baselessly described the man who shot Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others as a “communist” and “the liberal of liberals.”
—Said that she has “very little tolerance” for those with student loan debt.

Foxx was considered a leading contender for the GOP nomination for Senate in 2014 against Democrat Kay Hagen, but announced in August that she would remain in the House of Representatives, saying she already had the best job in North Carolina.

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