Oh man. There's no words right now for the anger I feel after reading this article. I know that it's wrong to wish it, wrong to say it, wrong to even think it, but I wish that this congresswoman could suffer the very same fate that befell Matthew Shephard years ago. I feel bad voicing it, but better that than in any way really acting out, I suppose. What a sick, awful human being. I can't wait until the Republican party is small enough that we can just drown it in a fucking bathtub.
The House Republican chosen to lead the charge against including women, people with disabilities, and gays in America's already-existing hate crimes law - existing law already counts violent crime based on the race, religion or national origin of the victim as a "hate crime" - just referred on the US House floor to Matthew Shepard's murder as "a hoax."
You will recall that Matthew Shepard was the young gay man in Laramie, Wyoming who, a decade ago, was tied to a fence, Jesus-like, pistol whipped in the head some 50 times, then left for dead in the cold fall night, only to be found a day later clinging to life. Shepard died five days later. Even though Shepard's murderers admitted that they killed him because he was day, the far-right bigots who control the Republican party couldn't resist the opportunity to gay-bash Shepard one last time. Now by referring to his brutal murder as a hoax.