January 8, 2011: Markey Statement on the Shooting in Arizona

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement today after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff and others innocent bystanders in Tucson, Arizona:

Today’s news of the shooting of my colleague Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff and her constituents is shocking and horrifying, and my deepest condolences go out to the families of those who lost their lives today in such a senseless and tragic event. Gabby is a true Congressional Superstar – savvy, sharp, sincere and as sunny as the state she heralds from. Gabby was doing today what she loved best and what all of us in Congress consider a great responsibility and a true honor - to meet with and listen to our constituents. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family, and with all of those wounded today in the hopes for a full and speedy recovery."