Reid: ‘This Is A Sad Day For Our Country’

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has issued a statement in response to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at an event in Tucson today. Reid called the Congresswoman “one of our most dynamic members of Congress.”

My thoughts are with the victims of today’s tragic attack, including Congresswoman Giffords, and all their families. I hope for a speedy recovery for the congresswoman and all of the wounded, and that those responsible will be brought to justice quickly. This is a sad day for our country, and acts of senseless violence such as this one affect us all. Congresswoman Giffords is one of our most dynamic members of Congress. As a representative of a neighboring state, I have watched her career closely and admired her work on behalf of the state of Arizona. I know she will be in the thoughts of every American – and in particular those who dedicate their lives to public service as she and her staff have.

[TPM SLIDESHOW: Dem Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona]

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