By Paul Bedard | usnews.com | November 19, 2009

" ... Foxx had used the term 'tar baby' on the House floor and had suggested that the murder of gay student Matthew Shepard was not a hate crime. ... "

http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/washington-whispers/2009/11/19/gops-foxx-republicans-passed-civil-rights-act.html