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Judy Shepard rejects Rep. Foxx's apology
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Source: MSNBC

NEW YORK - Judy Shepard doesn't think Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., was sincere when she apologized for calling the 1998 murder of Shepard's son, Matthew, "a hoax."

"Attacks of lesser consequence have been said about Matt since the beginning... but I never expected it to be called 'a hoax,'" said Shepard Thursday on "The Rachel Maddow Show."

During a debate in the House of Representatives Wednesday, Foxx said that the death of Matthew Shepard shouldn't be used to justify a hate crimes bill because it wasn't a hate crime. Foxx said Shepard was killed during a robbery.

In a statement released the following day, Foxx said her comments didn't convey what she meant to say. "The term 'hoax' was a poor choice of words used in the discussion of the hate crimes bill," Foxx said.


Judy Shepard, who was present when Foxx made the remarks, was unconvinced by the clarification. "It's apologizing for semantics but not her sentiment, her insensitivity or her ignorance," she said on MSNBC.

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  -Judy Shepard rejects Rep. Foxx's apology sabra  May-01-09 11:09 AM   #0 
  - Judy Needs to Call Out The 12 Dems  otohara   May-01-09 11:15 AM   #1 
  - Isn't it 17 Dems?  NOW tense   May-01-09 11:36 AM   #10 
  - My Bad  otohara   May-01-09 11:54 AM   #15 
  - Agreed! they are bad. n/t  NOW tense   May-01-09 01:36 PM   #40 
     - Video of Interview HERE:  Hissyspit   May-01-09 05:00 PM   #54 
  - DINO's are bad.........ummmokay?  destes   May-02-09 06:46 AM   #65 
  - Yes, And Let's Remind Everyone Again EXACTLY Who They Were  Dinger   May-01-09 11:36 AM   #11 
  - But... but... they're DEMOCRATS!  TechBear_Seattle   May-01-09 11:46 AM   #14 
     - It's probably best you use the tag  dflprincess   May-01-09 12:55 PM   #34 
     - Getting re-elected time and time again by their corporate pimps  Lorien   May-02-09 09:27 AM   #67 
     - What ?  jeff30997   May-01-09 02:33 PM   #41 
     - and, and - WE HAVE A VETO PROOF MAJORITY NOW!!! 60 VOTES!!!  TankLV   May-04-09 01:07 PM   #71 
  - Go Judy! The House of representatives needs to censure Foxx...  joeybee12   May-01-09 11:15 AM   #2 
  - Alas, I don't think stupidity and insensitivity are grounds for censure.  Toucano   May-01-09 11:18 AM   #5 
     - No, but deliberate lying is...  joeybee12   May-01-09 12:07 PM   #19 
     - I was thinking more along the lines of a caning;  greiner3   May-01-09 12:19 PM   #23 
     - What about a scarlet letter ?  jeff30997   May-01-09 02:40 PM   #44 
        - ROFLMAO!  Toucano   May-01-09 02:59 PM   #46 
           - I'm glad I made you feel better.  jeff30997   May-01-09 03:16 PM   #47 
              - What clinched it was the you put the "S" in boldface.  Toucano   May-01-09 03:27 PM   #49 
                 - Lol,yeah.  jeff30997   May-01-09 03:36 PM   #50 
     - I think shunning should be employed more often!  BlancheSplanchnik   May-01-09 05:31 PM   #55 
        - Effective, non-violent and totally organic! n-t  Toucano   May-02-09 03:15 AM   #61 
  - Foxx's statement is not on her website.  Toucano   May-01-09 11:16 AM   #3 
  - Two days ago I had never heard of Rep. Foxx.  onehandle   May-01-09 11:17 AM   #4 
  - she was a bigtime Bushie  sabra   May-01-09 11:24 AM   #7 
  - Bushie = Stupid and Crazy.  onehandle   May-01-09 11:25 AM   #8 
  - :::barrrrf:::: Oh, so disgusting. n/t  BlancheSplanchnik   May-01-09 05:33 PM   #56 
  - Can you imagine....  boilinmad   May-02-09 09:05 AM   #66 
  - How many Republicans are there out there? n/t  Downwinder   May-01-09 11:38 AM   #13 
  - Too freaking many.  Pacifist Patriot   May-01-09 12:58 PM   #35 
  - "Two days ago..."  jeff30997   May-01-09 02:37 PM   #43 
  - She's a real piece of shit, all right.  OnyxCollie   May-02-09 11:12 AM   #69 
  - I know what I know - don't try to confuse me with the FACTS...!!!  TankLV   May-04-09 01:10 PM   #72 
  - many I'm afraid -- there is nothing extraordinary about Virgie Fox  Supersedeas   May-04-09 12:18 PM   #70 
  - K&R..........n/t  JonLP24   May-01-09 11:20 AM   #6 
  - I loved that KO said Foxx's "apology" shouldn't be contingent upon  valerief   May-01-09 11:33 AM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-01-09 01:06 PM   #37 
  - Judy Shepard is really an incredible advocate.  Bleacher Creature   May-01-09 11:37 AM   #12 
  - Good for her!  Baby Snooks   May-01-09 12:00 PM   #16 
  - +5  BlancheSplanchnik   May-01-09 05:35 PM   #57 
  - Good for her!  Ignis   May-01-09 12:02 PM   #17 
  - Does Rep. Fuxx consider herself a Xtian?  DebbieCDC   May-01-09 12:06 PM   #18 
  - Yes, she does. But Christian in the Old Testatment sense.  patriotvoice   May-01-09 12:10 PM   #21 
     - Old Testament Christians. That CAN'T be kosher! n-t  Toucano   May-02-09 03:20 AM   #63 
  - "It's apologizing for semantics but not her sentiment". Right on, but Judy needs to realize ...  patriotvoice   May-01-09 12:07 PM   #20 
  - well, you've got me full of curiosity now...  BlancheSplanchnik   May-01-09 05:38 PM   #58 
  - What an evil person Virginia Foxx is  Politicub   May-01-09 12:17 PM   #22 
  - It was a non-apology apology anyway.....all she did was blame the media.  marmar   May-01-09 12:22 PM   #24 
  - And apparently the only media she uses is Faux News  Jeep789   May-01-09 01:06 PM   #38 
  - Good on her!  laylah   May-01-09 12:22 PM   #25 
  - Good for Judy  FlyByNight   May-01-09 12:23 PM   #26 
  - Foxx just another uncouth woman like Bachmann  bdamomma   May-01-09 12:24 PM   #27 
  - virginia foxx is an ignorant slimeball -- a bag of foul smelling shame around the neck of her family  xchrom   May-01-09 12:27 PM   #28 
  - *snort*  Pacifist Patriot   May-01-09 01:00 PM   #36 
  - She needs to explain WHY it was a "poor choice of words."  David__77   May-01-09 12:28 PM   #29 
  - Indeed.  Blandocyte   May-01-09 12:32 PM   #30 
  - Good. I'm glad she did. It will force Foxx  supernova   May-01-09 12:32 PM   #31 
  - I'm glad she did  loyalkydem   May-01-09 12:32 PM   #32 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-01-09 12:36 PM   #33 
  - These cold blooded bigots need to be called out. Good for Ms. Shepard.  myrna minx   May-01-09 01:33 PM   #39 
  - As well she should.  Sheets of Easter   May-01-09 02:36 PM   #42 
  - Is there a video of that ghoul apologizing ?  jeff30997   May-01-09 02:47 PM   #45 
  - I was just listening to Thom Hartmann on XM,  pnorman   May-01-09 03:24 PM   #48 
  - Neil Boortz was pushing this hate on his show  Hugabear   May-01-09 04:23 PM   #51 
  - Good!  ProfessorGAC   May-01-09 04:35 PM   #52 
  - Bravo, Judy.  Vidar   May-01-09 04:53 PM   #53 
  - That's the way not to accept  Cha   May-01-09 09:47 PM   #59 
  - Virginia has reviewed that suckie "apology" since - I am a constituent (sorry to say)  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-01-09 11:58 PM   #60 
  - Thank you for calling her office. n-t  Toucano   May-02-09 03:17 AM   #62 
  - Souless harpy.  mrbarber   May-02-09 06:43 AM   #64 
  - Some things are out-and-out unforgivable  Zambero   May-02-09 10:55 AM   #68 

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