Saturday, January 8, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords is a Former Republican Who Opposed Some of Obama's Tactics

Fox News
January 8, 2011

The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords prompted a massive bipartisan outpouring of support and grief for the Arizona Democrat and her family Saturday as the U.S. Capitol Police advised lawmakers and their aides to be cautious.
Although Giffords is a Democrat, she's a former Republican and self-described moderate who isn't afraid to mix it up with members of her own party.

Last year, she criticized the Obama administration for suing Arizona over its controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants. She also assailed Obama for not sending more National Guard troops and Border Patrol agents to the Mexican border after the killing of a prominent southeast Arizona rancher.

Giffords was one of 19 Democrats this week who didn't vote for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as speaker, after voters returned control of the House to Republicans in November's midterm elections.
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