Video: President Obama on the Arizona Attack and Rep. Giffords


    My rough, partial transcript of President Obama’s remarks:

    …we don’t yet know what provoked this unspeakable act. A comprehensive investigation is currently underway, and at my direction, Director Bob Mueller is en route to Arizona to help coordinate these efforts…Gabby Giffords…is not only an extraordinary public servant, but she is also somebody is warm and caring, she is well liked by her colleagues and well liked by her constituents…it is a tragedy for Arizona and a tragedy for our entire country. What Americans do at times of tragedy is to come together and support each other, so at this time I ask all Americans to join me and Michelle in keeping all the victims and their families, including Gabby, in their thoughts and prayers…Gabby is as tough as they come, and I am hopeful that she is going to pull through…our hearts go out to the family members of those who have been slain. We are going to get to the bottom of this, and we are going to get through this…


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