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Rep. Virginia Foxx Alludes to Holocaust in Condemnation of Obama’s Rules on For-Profits


Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) stirred up controversy again when, in a speech addressed to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, she alluded to the Holocaust in her condemnation of private college presidents—for not standing up to the federal government when it passed new regulations on for-profit colleges.

Inside Higher Ed reported Foxx said "They came for the for-profits, and I didn't speak up...," adapting her prose to mimic German theologian Martin Niemöller's famous quote: "Nobody really spoke up like they should have" and "First they came for the ...