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Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler Expresses Shock and Sadness at Shooting of Congresswoman Giffords and others

January 21, 2011
Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 9, 2011.
Contact: Steve Walsh   573-645-9626 / 573-291-2456

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and several other individuals at a public event in Tucson, Arizona.

"I was shocked and heartbroken to hear the news of the mass shooting," said Hartzler. "Congresswoman Giffords and I have not met but we are colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee. I am praying for Gabrielle to make a full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families during this time of tragedy."

Congresswoman Giffords was recently elected to a third term in Congress. She is married to Commander Mark E. Kelly, a NASA astronaut and Navy pilot.