This is what misogyny and scaremongering political tactics look like. The Congresswoman was holding a public event to connect with constituents and make sure their voices are represented in Congress, and she got shot point blank in the head for it. She, and her staff, are in my thoughts.
NPR is reporting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D - AZ) was shot while holding a public event.
This is what misogyny and fear mongering political tactics look like. The Congresswoman was holding a public event to connect with constituents and make sure their voices are represented in Congress. She, and her staff, are in my thoughts.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday.
Giffords, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting her first “Congress on Your Corner” event at the Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting. At least five other people, including members of her staff, were hurt, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.
Giffords was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson. Her condition was not immediately known.
Michaels said Giffords was talking to a couple when the man ran up, firing indiscriminately, and then ran off. He was tackled by a bystander.
More details to come.
What the ever-loving fuck. I’m trying to get more details, but I don’t have cable, none of the networks seem to have cut to coverage, and the internet isn’t telling me shit.
I bet the perp is completely obsessed with Mexico being so close, but knows nothing about recent Mexican history. Ironic, but not so funny, particularly to Ms. Giffords.