(Crossposted from Red Green And Blue)
The Tea Partiers said “If ballots don’t work, bullets will.”
Today, Arizona Democrat Gabrielle Giffords was cut down by a gunman at a “Congress On Your Corner” event at a Tuscon Safeway. Federal Judge John Roll was killed in the same incident, along with a 9-year-old girl. Giffords is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, but her surgeon is optimistic for her recovery. Nine others are reported injured.
Giffords’ opponent, Kathy Kelly, had a “Get on Target for Victory” fundraiser that involved firing an M16.
Sarah Palin had also “targeted” Gifford, using crosshairs on a map. In response to today’s shooting, Palin posted on Facebook: “My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today’s tragic shooting in Arizona.”
Read the full story at our sister blog, Red Green and Blue.