When North Carolina Republican Rep. Sue Myrick finishes her ninth term in Congress just after the start of the New Year, her congressional career will end, but not without having left a potent legacy.
The 71-year-old breast cancer survivor stands out on the Hill for her courage, integrity and principle, as well as her grounding with grassroots Americans. After the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on New York and Washington, the issue of jihadi terrorism became one of her focuses and, in 2007, she founded the anti-terrorism caucus in Congress.
The first and only woman mayor of Charlotte, N.C., Myrick rarely played the gender card during her years in office. Indeed, she has been a quiet, steady role model for conservative women entering elective politics.
The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas recently spoke with Myrick about the Benghazi terrorist attack, her view of Congress, the plight of women in the “boys club” that is Washington and much more.
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