Sunday, January 9, 2011
What is Congress on Your Corner?
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords continues to fight in a Tuscon hospital in critical condition this morning after being wounded by a deranged gunman yesterday. She was shot while holding an event called "Congress on Your Corner" outside of a Safeway grocery store yesterday. Some constituents including a nine-year-old girl, U.S. District Court Judge John Roll, and Giffords staffer Gabe Zimmerman were killed in the gunfire.
So, what is this "Congress on your Corner" event. I wanted to find out more information, so I went to YouTube. Here is a news report on the subject from April of 2009.
Let us hope that the attempted assassination of Giffords does not deter our representatives from meeting with rational constituents. This event is the kind of event that should happen in our country. No appointment necessary...just talk to your representatives.
Unfortunately, Rep. Giffords nearly paid with her life for being accessible, and others were killed exercising their right to meet with their representative. Senseless.