Obama speaks with Giffords' husband, briefed Sunday morning
President Barack Obama talks with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on his cell phone Saturday
January 9th, 2011
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Obama speaks with Giffords' husband, briefed Sunday morning

(CNN) - President Obama spoke by phone late Saturday to Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured in a mass shooting, a senior White House official said.

The official told CNN that Obama "expressed his deep concern and full support" for the family in the wake of the tragedy.


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  1. malabar

    I just thnk its awesome how dems dropped their stance of jumping to conclusions about blame and motive like they preached about with ft hood. not only are they happy to do so now, they willingly ignore info coming out that the shooter skewed left, if political at all. good luck politicizing this, the backlash shud be interesting.

    January 9, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  2. diridi

    very very sad....it is not Christianity...it is Taliban....o.k...it is an AL Quuida...GOP tricks are working i guess....America, wake up....we are all one....no matter what color you are....white, black, brown, or flamingo pink....we are all one...this nation needs strict immigration, and health care for all....GOP do not play tricks, you fall in ditch....

    January 9, 2011 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  3. andy

    Sarah shoots animals on TV, now she put her crosshairs on people. 9-year old is dead, great going Sarah.

    January 9, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. campos

    Malabar.. the shooter skewed left? Are you serious? Perhaps a targeted assassination attempt against a DEM senator means the shooter was left leaning.. what delusion! You don't see any fringe person shooting Speaker Boenher in a grocery store do you? or crosshairs on REP reps posted online, or references to reloading, references to using 2nd amendment remedy for political disagreement? This makes my blood boil when people like you come on this site and even in the wake of this senseless violence make statements not based on facts. My prayers are will all those killed, the families and those wounded..

    January 9, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  5. Sharon Conner

    Yes, of course Sarah Palin and the Repubs are guility for stirring the pot. Anything to get back in powe. But when all hell breaks loose, they slither back under the rocks. If it had been a Repub lawmaker, you would see the Tea Party and the Republicans out sprewing the rhetoric that the Dems and Obama was at fault and screaming about Socialism tactics. Strange and ironic how silent they are now........ they are just waiting to start the venom again when the news cycle ends.

    January 9, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  6. TinaLS

    Obama-Giffords 2012

    Just a predicted spin...nobody trip out I'm truly praying for all the lives and families affected by the senseless shooting yesterday but seeing all this negative press Palin is getting since has got me thinking. America voted notably in 2008 for a Cinderella Story. Well what does America love more than a Cinderella Story but a Come Back Kid. God willing Giffords pulls through 100% seriously Sarah Palin will be history (long overdue) and where has Joe Lieberman been???? Democrats are desperate so you better believe Gifford's is getting the best medical care right now. Note....Hillary was my pick tho I'm grateful she's Secretary of State...America politics unfortunately is All spin and sensationalism.

    January 9, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  7. malabar

    Not one person here can point to a definitive link between the shooter and the right, much less Sarah Palin. God Bless the little girl, the judge, the other victims and their families.

    January 9, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  8. Sherri W.W.#1~ILLinois

    Yes,I believe nearly all of us are saying prayers for all the vitctims,and their families,as well for OUR country to be allowed to heal up NOW,so our chidren can grow up in a decent world,like most of us did~far removed from the craziness of late. NO MORE ITS GOT TO BE OVER NOW.!

    January 9, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |