01/08/2011

Ariz. Rep. shot in head, many wounded

Several others were wounded and an aide to the Democrat was reportedly killed

States News Service

WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) issued the following statement condemning the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and members of her staff today in Tucson:

"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."

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