AZ Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot at “Congress on Your Corner” Event

Read the New York Times account of the shooting here.

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas was attending her own “Congress On Your Corner” event in the Chelmsford Public Library today at 1:30 p.m. to hear questions and concerns from her constituents. Her colleague Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords had plans to hold a similar event for her constituents today at a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona. She posted this press release on her official Congressional website: 


U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will host her first “Congress on Your Corner” of the year on Saturday, Jan. 8 at a supermarket in northwest Tucson.
“Congress on Your Corner” allows residents of Arizona’s 8th Congressional District to meet their congresswoman one-on-one and discuss with her any issue, concern or problem involving the federal government. Giffords has hosted numerous “Congress on Your Corner” events since taking office in January 2007. As in the past, the congresswoman’s staff will be available to assist constituents.
Previous “Congress on Your Corner” events in Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Sierra Vista, and Douglas have attracted between 75 and 150 people.
For the media, “Congress on Your Corner” is an excellent opportunity to view the congresswoman interacting with constituents or ask questions about any topic.

This Saturday’s “Congress Your Corner” comes at the conclusion of the first week of the 112th Congress. Giffords took the oath of office for a third term on Wednesday and on Thursday she participated in a reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the House.

Among the congresswoman’s first official acts this week was a vote for Speaker of the House and the introduction of legislation to cut congressional salaries by 5 percent. Giffords was interviewed about her bill this morning on Fox news.
WHAT: “Congress on Your Corner” with U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
WHEN: 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2011
WHERE: Safeway, 7110 N. Oracle Road (southeast corner of Oracle and Ina)

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Rep_Giffords My 1st Congress on Your Corner starts now. Please stop by to let me know what is on your mind or tweet me later. 2 hours ago · reply

*We await the real story on her well-being and on the event itself. Our prayers for her recovery and for those others involved this morning.

One Response to AZ Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot at “Congress on Your Corner” Event

  1. Bob Forrant says:

    From a NY Times post on the breaking news:

    “During the fall campaign, Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate, posted a controversial map on her Facebook page depicting spots where Democrats were running for re-election; those Democrats were noted by crosshairs symbols like those seen through the scope of a gun. Ms. Giffords was among those on Ms. Palin’s map.”

    Obviously Sarah Palin did not want this to happen – but we’ve got to do way, way better than this in the way we conduct our often over-heated political debates. Marking an adversary in ‘cross-hairs’ ought now to go away – don’t you think?