Sen. Begich Statement on Shootings in Arizona
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich released the following statement after the tragic events in Tucson, Arizona where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several others were shot during a constituent gathering:
“I join Alaskans and other Americans in being shocked over the horrifying events that unfolded in Tucson, Arizona today. It is a sad day in our country when a public servant and her constituents cannot gather to discuss important issues without fear of violence.
“As we learn more about this tragedy and the details of what occurred, I will continue to keep Representative Giffords, the other victims of this senseless violence and all of their families in my thoughts and prayers.”