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UPDATE: Condition of Congresswoman Giffords

giffords3 UPDATE: Condition of Congresswoman Giffords

Giffords with husband, Capt. Mark Kelly

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) was shot during a public appearance outside a Tucson grocery store this morning.

At a mid-day press conference, Gifford’s doctor says he is “very optimistic about recovery.”  The Congresswoman was shot in the head at point-blank-range.

At least two people died in the attack, Federal Judge John Roll and a 9-year-old girl.

Giffords was first elected in 2006. She has served as chairwoman of the House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee and also holds seats on the House Science and Technology and Armed Services committees.

She won her third term in a closely contested race against a Tea Party-sponsored candidate and was one of three Democrat legislators who reported vandalism at their offices following the March vote on health care reform.

She is married to Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, a NASA astronaut who is scheduled to lead a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station.

A 22 year-old white male named Jared Loughner was taken into custody as the alleged shooter.

  • Dan White

    Gabrielle and Mark I hope you know you are in our prayers. I know of a friend who was shot through both temples his father was cleaning his gun at the kitchen table. His name is Ricky and he is doing fine , has a family and children. I also knew his Grandad and this man got the gun and turned it over to the police to be destroyed, i believe in the right to keep and bear arms. But I hope his writings on the internet lets Arizona seek the death penalty for taking 6 lives and a federal judge. My God is with you and yours
    .Make sure she is in a reverse flow ICU to protect against Mersa, I lost my father because the hospital only had 2 out of 7 icu rooms with reverse air flow, make sure Mark, She will still be pretty, I had a car run a stop sign this summer and flip over onto my left arm for 30 yards and the lady had no insurance nor license. Its not our place to wonder why God is clearing the path for another miracle HOLD FAST and GOD BLESS GABBIE and You Mark Keep the Faith for you have seen his creation. GODis in the midst ofher,she shall not be moved: God shall help her and that right early. psalms 46,5

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