With Matthew's mother in the gallery, Foxx called the story of Matthew's death a "hoax", even though the 2 men who committed this hate crime admitted it in court and were convicted of the crime.
Listen to what she had to say for herself when she was giving her testimony in the chamber yesterday:
Huffington Post has a story about it and this is what they said:
A Foxx spokesman didn't immediately return a call. The Matthew Shepard "hoax" notion is a popular meme on right-wing blogs.
The New York Times reported in 1998: "According to the local police and prosecutors, the two men lured Mr. Shepard out of a bar by saying they were gay. Then, the Laramie police say, the pair kidnapped Mr. Shepard, pistol-whipped him with a .357 Magnum, and left him tied to a ranch fence for 18 hours until a passing bicyclist spotted Mr. Shepard, who was unconscious."
"She should be ashamed," said Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), himself a victim of a hate crime during the struggle for civil rights. "That is unreal, unbelievable. The law enforcement people and almost every reasonable person I know believes he was murdered because he was gay."
For more information about Matthew Shepard and to help with the campaign for his memory and his foundation it can be found at MatthewShepard.org
It is shameful what these stupid republicans are doing now. They will lie, they will spin stories, they will call the President names, have their stupid tea parties. All because they have lost elections.
At the rate things are going it is likely to be a long time before they win again. These are things we have to keep remembering. We can't let these things just pass by. If we do and let these people keep coming back into the government we deserve whatever we get.
They are dangerous to us. If they will lie like this in the Chamber of the Congress, which becomes public record, what will they do next? What else will they lie about.
We know what Bush lied to us about, or mostly. How many more times are we going to stand for them to lie to us before we vote them out and banish them forever.