Saturday, January 08, 2011

Vigil planned tonight for Congresswoman Giffords

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – House Democrats are saddened, disturbed and angry to learn of the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords staffers and others today in Tucson.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Congresswoman Giffords, her staffers, others and their families,” said House Democratic Leader Chad Campbell. “This is a horrific and senseless act, and we are all praying and sending out our thoughts for the victims today.”

Assistant House Democratic Leader Steve Farley and House Democratic Whip Matt Heinz, both from Tucson and who have worked closely with Giffords, said she is a champion for Arizona.

“I am honored to count Gabbie as a close friend and I know she has always fought for Arizonans and is beloved by her constituents and the people of Tucson,” said Assistant House Democratic Leader Steve Farley. “She is one of the brightest and best and we all know through our hopes and prayers that she will fight through this. This is a human tragedy and we are praying for all the other victims who are here with her.”

“Gabbie is my friend and I am most concerned about her safety and well being,” said Heinz, a hospital physician in Tucson. “She is a wonderful woman and I’m proud to have her representing the people of Tucson in Congress. She has always stood up for what’s right for Arizona, and now we are all standing up for her.”

Vigil for Congresswoman Giffords and Tucson shooting victims
Tonight at 6
Where: State capitol, Phoenix

House Democrats will hold a vigil for anyone who wants to join in sending their thoughts and prayers for Congresswoman Giffords, her staff and others who have been victimized in this horrific event.


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