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US Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chairwoman of the House Education & Workfare Committee, has yet to provide a Press Release following the slaughter of American children on Valentine’s Day in Parkland High School, Florida.

Instead, Foxx’ Congressional website glows with support of NRA causes:

  • Foxx Press Release, December 6, 2017 – Foxx Supports Second Amendment, the deceptious phrasing for the controversial federal bill H.R. 38, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
  • Foxx Press Release June 23, 2016 – North Carolina Democrats join sit-in for gun law changes. In fact, it was 170 Democratic House Reps who held a sit-in for nearly 26 hours trying to urge Republican leadership to pass the “No fly, No buy” bill. Foxx claimed to agree with Speaker Ryan that the bill was a “publicity stunt” following the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando eleven days earlier of June 12, 2016.
  • Foxx Press Release February 26, 2106 – Foxx Votes to Expand Americans’ Access to Federal Lands for Outdoor Sporting Activities (AKA hunting & shooting). The law also limits the EPA from “regulating ammunition, angling lures and other hunting equipment.”
  • Foxx Press Release January 13, 2016 – Local Figures weigh in on gun legislation. Foxx was reacting to President Obama’s Gun Control Executive Orders following his State of the Union Address.

On Thursday February 15, 2018, the day after the Parkland High School slaughter of 17 students, Education Secretary Betsy Devos stated during an interview with a conservative host, that school shootings were Congress’s responsibility, and urged Congress to “lead on this,” insisting that Congresswoman Foxx hold Congressional hearings.

It’s been a full week. Congressional Chairwoman of the Education Committee Virginia Foxx has gone completely silent on this explosive subject. Googling “Virginia Foxx” and “Parkland” nets the article about DeVos, nothing more. Complete 0. In fact, the Foxx tweets below, and the gap between the two bookend tweets, Wednesday 2/14 – Wednesday 2/21, show precisely how beholden Foxx is to the NRA and her detachment to the slaughtering of 17 children with an AR-15:

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This appears to be what Parkland High School students are enraged about. This type of dehumanized indifference over the massacre of friends, siblings and teachers in their American school.

Step 1 in protecting American children from being annihilated while trying to get an education is to REMOVE Virginia Foxx as Chair of the Education Committee. At what point does indifference and inaction in an elected representative become criminal?

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