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Rep. David Price: Giffords' shooting an 'enormous tragedy'

Posted January 8, 2011 4:40 p.m. EST
Updated January 8, 2011 7:07 p.m. EST

Rep. David Price issued a statement Saturday following reports that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Arizona:

"This unspeakable act of violence is an enormous tragedy. The thoughts and prayers of my wife Lisa and me are with Congresswoman Giffords, her family, her staff, the other victims of this horrible shooting and all affected members of their community.

Congresswoman Giffords is my friend and we have worked together closely on Homeland Security matters. She has been instrumental in educating members of Congress on security issues along the southwest border and she was the driving force behind a border security supplemental appropriations bill passed last summer. In just four years, she has impressed me and her other colleagues with her warmth, dedication and effectiveness. We fervently wish for her full recovery."