May 6, 2009
"I also would like to point out that there was a bill, the, uh, Hate Crimes Bill, it's called the Matthew Shepard Bill, is named after un- a very unfortunate incident that happened where a young man was killed. But we know that that young man was killed in the uh in the commitment of a robbery! It wasn't because he was gay. This bill was named for him, the Hate Crimes Bill was named for him, but it's, it's really a hoax that that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills."
--Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC (5th district), on the House floor April 29, doing her damnedest to wrest the title of Stupidest Congressperson Ever away from Michelle Bachman.