Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby: No Place For ‘Heinous Attack’ in American Society

January 8, 2011
Press Release

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) made the following comments today regarding the attack on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona:
     
“I was heartbroken to hear the news of the heinous attack on my colleague, Rep. Giffords. It is a sad day when an American who is serving his or her country becomes a victim of such a senseless act of violence. One of the characteristics that make America exceptional is that we settle our differences through civil dialogue, democratic rule, and the fair adjudication of disputes based on the rule of law—not through cowardly acts of violence. There is simply no place for that in American society, and it should never be tolerated. The person responsible for this horrific crime must be held accountable and punished to the full extent of the law. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rep. Giffords, her staff, and their family and friends during this very difficult time.”

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