Sue Myrick is a Republican U.S. Representative from North Carolina's 9th Congressional District in 1996. She came to Congress after building an advertising business and serving as mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and is Deputy Republican Whip.
She founded, in 2007, the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus, which, according to her official biography, "...meets with experts on terrorism and works to educate the public about the dangers we face from Islamofascism."
In October 2009, Myrick and fellow Republicans on the Caucus called for Congress to cut ties with the Council on American Islamic Relations, such as sponsoring interns. Joining her call were Reps. John Shadegg (R-Arizona), Paul Broun (R-Georgia) and Trent Franks (R-Arizona). Democrats, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Michigan) defended CAIR, saying that the GOP allegations were promoting religious intolerance and heightening tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims. Rep. Mike Honda (D-California, chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, termed Myrick’s comments as “fear-rousing,”
She referred to a Federal Bureau of Investigation letter sent to Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) in April, saying that the investigation for U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation had shown ties between CAIR and the Palestinian Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood, which helped the Foundation raise funds that went to Hamas. The FBI, as a result, cut its working relationships with CAIR.
She co-sponsored the RU-486 Suspension and Review Act, Partial Birth Abortion Ban, the Child Custody Protection Act, the Weldon-Stupak Human Cloning Prohibition Act, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, the Informed Choice Act, and the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.
The Fair Tax Act, which she supports, "would repeal the income tax and other taxes, abolish the Internal Revenue Service, and enact a national sales tax. I support this bill, and bills like it, because it would actually simplify our tax system, not just put more Band-Aids on a failed system."
- House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- House Energy and Commerce Committee
- Health subcommittee
- Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection subcommittee.
- Republican Study Committee, chairman 2002-2004
- Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus, founding co-chair
- House Cancer Caucus, co-chair
- Jordy Yager (17 October 2009), "Rep. Myrick repeats call to cut CAIR ties", The Hill
- Myrick: Abolish the income tax, other taxes and the IRS, Myrick for Congress, 27 March 2009