Rep. Foxx: Health Care Bill A Greater Threat Than Any Terrorist In The World

November 02, 2009 1:51 pm ET — Matt Finkelstein

Over the past year, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has earned a reputation for making outrageous statements on the floor of the House.  In late July, for example, Foxx suggested that the Democrats' health care plans would "put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government." Therefore, it may not come a surprise that Foxx has outdone herself yet again. 

During a floor speech today, Foxx bluntly declared that the Affordable Health Care for America Act, which House Democrats unveiled last week, is a greater threat than any terrorist in the world:

FOXX: I believe that the greatest fear that we all should have to our freedom comes from this room -- this very room -- and what may happen later this week in terms of a tax increase bill masquerading as a health care bill.  I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country. 

Watch it:

In addition to her health care fear-mongering, Foxx's greatest hits include pronouncing the brutal, hate-driven murder of Matthew Shepard a "hoax" and implying that President Obama should agree with Thomas Sowell's criticism because he's also "an African-American."