January 8, 2011

Larson: 'A sad day for Arizona and our nation;\'

Press release from U.S. Rep. John Larson, an East Hartford Democrat whose 1st District includes Bristol:

Washington, DC – Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after news that Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff and others were shot at an event in Tucson, AZ earlier today:

Today is a sad day for Arizona and our nation.

"Congresswoman Giffords is respected by all of our colleagues for her conviction to public service.  With a benevolent soul and a gentle heart, she serves her home state with great pride and passion.

"This tragedy is one that touches all of us, and one that will leave an indelible mark on our nation for generations.

"My thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Captain Mark Kelly and their family, her staff, and her constituents in Arizona."


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1 comment:

Truth hurtz said...

It just may be time for our congress people to reconsider the devastation of America they have been practicing for the last couple of years . B.T.W. i'm sure the events which occured after they were soundly defeated in november prior to being replaced may have factored in too .