from the inbox:
U.S. Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz (PA-13) issued the following statement today concerning the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8) and others at a congressional outreach event hosted by the congresswoman.
"From Tucson to across the country, so many Americans, including myself, are horrified and deeply saddened by the mass shooting at a congressional outreach event hosted by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
"Gabby is my colleague and friend. I respect and admire her commitment to public service and her principled leadership on behalf of her constituents. Her commitment to her constituents is well known and respected. She has a deep passion for building on the unique strengths of the United States to ensure that there is hope and opportunity for all Americans.
"Tonight my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with her for a swift and full recovery, and I extend those thoughts and prayers to her husband, Mark Kelly; her family; her staff; and those wounded and killed at today's senseless shooting. And, my great hope is that our nation can come together as one to remember the love of America that we all share."