Saturday, January 8, 2011

Arizona Congresswoman Giffords shot by Gunman

Reaction by our Congressman Martin Heinrich:

"Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is a friend of mine, a tireless advocate for military families, and one of the most talented Democratic leaders of my generation. While we do not yet have all the facts, an assassination attempt of this nature is an attack on our democratic process itself. My thoughts and prayers go out to her, her husband and family and to all the victims and their families."

Congressman Heinrich is right about this being an attack on our democratic process and this is a direct result of attacks on members of congress for their votes. No one should ever think they have the right to attack an elected official just because they disagree with their voting record. Clearly this man was mental.

There is always a peaceful way to deal with elected officials if you disagree with their voting record. More should be done for people with mental health issues in this country.

Congresswoman Giffords looks like she will recover but U.S. District Court Judge Roll along with a 9 year old child was killed in the attack on the congresswoman