Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Statement from Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell on Today's Shooting in Arizona Involving her Colleague U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords

Jan 8, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7) released the following statement today after news that her colleague Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others were shot at a congressional event in Tucson, Arizona this morning:

"My thoughts and prayers are with Representative Giffords, her husband Captain Mark Kelly, her family, staff and all the victims of this horrible attack. The tragedy that occurred today is unconscionable and will not be tolerated. The perpetrator that is responsible for this horrific act should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Federal, State and local law enforcement authorities in Arizona are investigating the shooting and will work toward identifying ways in which to enhance security measures that affect Members of Congress, our staff and constituents as we carry out our job of serving the needs of our districts.  I ask that all in the Seventh Congressional District keep Representative Giffords, her family, staff and all of the victims of this tragedy in prayer."