Obama Gabrielle Giffords Statement: ‘I’m Hopeful That She’s Going To Pull Through’ (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama addressed the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and a number of others were hurt or killed following the incident.”Gabby Giffords was a friend of mine,…

President Barack Obama addressed the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and a number of others were hurt or killed following the incident.

“Gabby Giffords was a friend of mine,” said Obama during a televised news conference. “She is not only an extraordinary public servant, but she is also somebody who is warm and caring. She is well-liked by her colleagues and well-liked by her constituents.”

The president added, “I know 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.”

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