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Local Leaders Respond To AZ Shooting

berkley 385 Local Leaders Respond To AZ Shooting

Nevada lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are reacting to Saturday’s deadly shooting outside a Tucson supermarket that wounded Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. 

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, who considers Giffords a close friend, called her “one of the most energetic, hardworking and personable members in Congress.  In an interview with 8 News Now she talks about the friendship they have.

Berkley talked about how those representing their districts in Congress should feel safe when they step out the door.

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley went on to say how she can feel the anger towards Washington officials.

Other leaders are also speaking out. Congressman Dean Heller called the shooting “tragic and senseless,” while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called it a “sad day for our country.”  Senator John Ensign said people should “pause and reflect on the direction that we are moving as a country.”  And new Nevada House member Joe Heck says he’s keeping the victims and their families in his “thoughts and prayers.”  Governor Brian Sandoval also expressed his sadness over the Arizona shooting, and noted “the loss of innocent life in such an unthinkable tragedy is troubling.”


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