Obama, Palin react to Giffords shooting - Tucson News Now

Obama, Palin react to Giffords shooting

Officials from around the country, including President Obama and Sara Palin, are releasing statements in the wake of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' shooting Saturday:

 

This morning, in an unspeakable tragedy, a number of Americans were shot in Tucson, Arizona, at a constituent meeting with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  And while we are continuing to receive information, we know that some have passed away, and that Representative Giffords is gravely wounded. 

We do not yet have all the answers.  What we do know is that such a senseless and terrible act of violence has no place in a free society.  I ask all Americans to join me and Michelle in keeping Representative Giffords, the victims of this tragedy, and their families in our prayers.

President Obama


My sincere condolences are offered to the family of rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today's tragic shooting in Arizona. On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.

Sarah Palin

 

Today our thoughts and prayers are with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her family, her staff, and those injured in this horrible tragedy.  Gabrielle is a selfless public servant and we are all praying for her.

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D-Ariz., and wife Maude

 

We are all deeply saddened by this morning's shooting. We are getting conflicting reports right now. Gabrielle Giffords, the other victims, and their families are in our prayers.

Jesse Kelly, Giffords' congressional opponent in November

 

I am horrified by the senseless attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and members of her staff. An attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve. Acts and threats of violence against public officials have no place in our society. Our prayers are with congresswoman Giffords, her staff, all who were injured, and their families. This is a sad day for our country.

House Speaker John Boehner

 

I am shocked by today's tragic events. On behalf of my family, we are praying for Gabrielle and the other victims of today's senseless violence. Gabrielle Giffords is a great asset to Southern Arizona and on a more personal note, a friend and colleague that I greatly respect.
 
I ask all Arizonans to join me in a prayer for Gabrielle Giffords. To my Democratic colleagues, I urge caution in placing blame. We must wait for the facts before pointing fingers. To my fellow citizens on the other side of the political aisle, I ask that you stand strong, shoulder to shoulder, with your Democratic friends against dangerous, violent rhetoric that threatens our democracy.

Rodney Glassman

 

 

 

Arizona's Republicans are deeply saddened and mortified by the horrific shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the other 11 victims at an event this morning in Tucson.

Senseless acts of violence like these are shocking, disturbing and have no place in our country.  The thoughts and prayers of all Arizonans are with the victims and families during this terrible tragedy in our state's history.  We sincerely hope that the responsible party is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

 

Arizona Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen

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