Obama to travel to Tucson Wednesday in wake of weekend rampage
January 10th, 2011
08:04 PM ET
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Obama to travel to Tucson Wednesday in wake of weekend rampage

(CNN)–President Barack Obama will travel to Arizona on Wednesday in the wake of the weekend shooting there that left six people dead and 14 wounded, including a member of Congress, two senior administration officials told CNN Monday.

The president will likely attend a memorial service and visit with victims' families in Tucson, the sources said. He has already spoken to many of the family members by phone.


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  1. rk

    Good for him. Regardless of what anyone thinks about the president's political ideology, one of the nicest things about him is that he has plenty of class, is culturally sensitive, and knows how to reach out to people. I deeply respect that about him, and think it was very appropriate of him to reach out to the victimized families in this way.

    January 11, 2011 01:54 am at 1:54 am |
  2. Mark

    This tragedy shows just how much we need to choose more carefully our political rederick. Disturbed minds can't always tell the difference television and reality and are often fuelled political negativity. Negative adds are more common place than positive ones. We need to stop the negativity and choose our word better.

    January 11, 2011 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
  3. gustavo valenzuela

    Wow! It would be a blast tucson is not a big thing but we will receive obama with warm open arms!
    I hope I get to see him and stretch my hand to him...
    God bless america!
    I'm with all the families that lost some one this last weekend!
    I hope god give theme strength!...

    January 11, 2011 03:14 am at 3:14 am |
  4. Anonymous

    My prayers are with the families at this senseless rampage. The extreme right wing of the Republican party caused this vicious cycle of hate. It is a trajedy.

    January 11, 2011 04:29 am at 4:29 am |
  5. Anthony

    I think what President Obama is doing in visiting the families of the victims, is just the right thing to do. Although his visit won't bring them back, it does go along way in show the families that America has a heavy heart for them. I just hope that the media or anyone else doesn't make a political statement (positive or negative) out of this, it's not the time.

    January 11, 2011 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  6. laurie

    Thank you President Obama for coming to Tucson to assist in the healing, we appreciate it.

    January 11, 2011 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  7. bonnie

    Be VERY carefull Mr. President! A sensitive time in our Country!!

    January 11, 2011 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
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