Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has never been known for being a moderate, or for holding her tongue. (As my friend Steve Benen observes, "She's a deather, a tenther, and [she] recently boasted, 'There are no Americans who don't have healthcare.'")
But Foxx's latest comments, delivered on the floor of the House Monday, rose to a whole other level.
"Everywhere I go in my district, people tell me they are frightened .... I share that fear, and I believe they should be fearful," Foxx said. "And I believe 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."
Video, via Think Progress, is below.