Giffords was the target of an attack by killer Jared Loughner in Tucson on January 8, 2011, and was severely wounded after he shot her in the head. "And what happened today, that's a very sad thing to hear about".
In 2011, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot by a crazed man whose mental health had been deteriorating in the months leading up to the violent attack. "My first thought was to Congressman Scalise's wife and the relatives of the other people, the police officers and the young staffers who were shot".
Since the 2016 election, media grandees have warned that citizens are living in post-truth bubbles of ideological fake news that prevents them from looking at reality.
The theory that Loughner was inspired by Palin's political group to shoot Giffords spread quickly after the shooting. Do you still feel that way?
"Try to understand the people on the other side", Kelly said. We have to be smart about security at public events, but we have to be accessible.
Simon replied: "That question was asked seven years ago as well and I guess if I have one message to those listening is that we need to take the rhetoric down".
For starters, the timing of the editorial suggests that Rep. Steve Scalise's shooting is merely a symptom of some sort of bipartisan culture of political violence. Barber took over Giffords' seat in Congress but narrowly lost it in a 2014 re-election bid. The Times' June 14 editorial, signed by its editorial board, was headlined, "America's Lethal Politics". And I call on everybody from the president on down to encourage and by their behavior show, model what we want to be as a country in terms of our political discourse.More news: Mojang Bring Crossplay and 4K to Minecraft on Xbox One
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"It's not just the physical injuries, which are serious enough, it's the emotional and psychological injuries that I think will be with anyone who witnessed this", said Barber, injuries that he said stay with them for life. And of course the medical personnel are taking care of the surgeries and the victims, where they were shot.
Tucson shooter was a paranoid schizophrenic who believed grammar was a conspiracy.
And I found myself thinking that there are some lessons that we Americans must learn again and again. I got counseling nearly immediately, and then I - because I couldn't sleep at night.
On her Facebook page, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 GOP presidential nominee described the Times editorial as "sickening".
Now, this, the shooting of another member of Congress. Drake says when you're a public servant, the danger is real. Giffords served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2012.
Another staff member wounded in the attack, Pam Simon, was overwhelmed with sadness Wednesday morning.