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Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Rep. Sue Myrick

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      Ginni Thomas

      Virginia Thomas, 54, is a special correspondent for the Daily Caller producing videos of emerging leaders and educators in the public square. Her ear is to the ground outside the Washington Beltway as a social entrepreneur. Previously, she was the founder of LibertyCentral.org (nonprofit for citizen activists), and has worked at The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College's Washington office, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the senior levels of the legislative and executive branches of government. She has maintained her midwestern authenticity after 30 years in Washington, D.C. and enjoys motor homing and the Nebraska Cornhuskers with her husband, Justice Clarence Thomas. Her degrees are: Business Communication & Political Science from Creighton University, and J.D. from Creighton Law School (Omaha, NE).

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.

Why don’t the families of those who died in the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack on Sept. 11 this year have all the facts yet?

From your experience serving in Congress since 1995, what should regular citizens think about Congress, as an institution, and how has this experience changed you?

What advice would you offer the new freshman Republican members of Congress?

What advice do you have for navigating the “boys club” all around Washington?

What are America’s biggest threats?

As Republicans seem to divide between “establishment” and “grassroots,” why should Americans care when Republicans are abandoning principles?

What’s next for you and what gives you hope?

For more information:

http://myrick.house.gov/

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