Good news for U. S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, she will be moving into a Texas rehabilitation clinic on Friday. This is great new for her husband and parents who are excited about her recovery. CNN reports her parents had long been worried about her safety.
Mark Kelly, Giffords husband and astronaut claims he had many discussions with her about what could occur, before the day of the shooting. There had been many threats against she and other members in Congress. Kelly also says he does not have time to think about the shooter, but just remain positive about his wife’s condition. He says she is showing clear signs of recovery, doing things she used to do to reveal her love for him, by touching and playing with his wedding ring.
Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ husband who is an astronaut, Mark Kelly told President Barack Obama the miraculous news, the congresswoman opened her eyes for the very first time since the shooting. As President Obama gave the news at the memorial in Tuscon, the crowd cheered to her recovery. Although, Gifford is still listed in critical condition at the University of Arizona’s University Medical Center, this is a clear sign, she is a survivor.
According to CNN news, the president spoke his thoughts at the memorial “She knows we’re here, and she knows we love her,and she knows that we will be rooting for her throughout what will be a difficult journey.”
Names Emerged of Six Arizona Victims in Shooting
Christina Taylor Greene - She was the 9-year-old who was shot at the event because she had just been elected to the student council and was interested in government.
She was born Sept. 11, 2001 and attended Mesa Verde Elementary School. Christina was also involved in ballet, baseball and her church.
U.S. District Judge John M. Roll- Roll, 63, was appointed to the federal bench by George H. W. Bush in 1991.
He was named Arizona’s chief federal judge in 2006. His church bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Roman Catholic Church’s Tucson Diocese said he was a faithful servant for justice.
Pres. Obama Makes Visit to Arizona After Shooting [Statement Made]
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took a day of prayer and mourning for the victims in the Arizona shooting this Saturday against Congresswoman Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a town meeting in Tucson. They both bowed their heads in a moment of silence at the White House South Lawn for the victims, which included over 300 other White House officials.
Gabbie Giffords’ Husband Kelly Issues First Statement Since Incident
Mark Kelly, a veteran NASA astronaut spoke out for the first time about his wife Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the horrific attack against her and many other victims in Saturday’s Tucson shooting.
Though Gabbie Giffords is still in critical condition as of Monday, her husband Kelly issued a written statement:
Statement from Husband Mark Kelly of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
First and foremost, we pray for the Arizona victims and we are sorry for the lost of those who did not live. We pray for Gabrielle Giffords and that God gives her strength and completely heals her, so that not only she will come back and be able to do her work as a politician, but also be an example and witness for the miracle God performed in her life, even in a near death experience. For the families of the victims, we send our prayers out to them and pray that God gives them strength in their time of sorrow and bereavement. Last, but not least, we pray for the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner who admits he is an atheist. We pray that he surrenders his soul to Jesus Christ and repent for the multiple crimes he has committed. No doubt, he will be on death row and we pray Mr. Loughner does not deny God’s existence and surrender his life over to Him, before it is everlasting too late.
Giffords Shooter Jared Loughner Posted Final Thoughts Online
We received this from a news source that claims they received this information from his Youtube video. We have provided the transcript of his words from the Youtube video just in case it is removed at a later day, which we suspect it will be soon. (Transcript provided by AtlasShrug2000)
It is pretty disturbing but it surely is in line with what we know already about this very disturbed young man, Jared Lee Loughner. Please let us pray for him and certainly for the victims and all that are involved.
The Mindset of Alleged Giffords’ Shooter: Jared Lee Loughner
The alleged gunman of Saturday’s horrific shooting that occurred in front of a Safeway store in Tuscon, Arizona is named by police as Jared Lee Loughner. He and another unknown assailant were named in the shooting of nearly 21 victims and up to 8 dead, including death of a federal judge, John Roll.
News reports state that Jared Lee Loughner, 22 has a very interesting yet disturbed history.