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Gabby Giffords Called For Unity After Today’s Shooting. Trump Fans’ Responses Are Revolting

The attempted assassination of members of Congress today – in which several people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise were shot – is only the most recent example of political gun violence in America.

In 2011, a gunman shot Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords in the head, killed six people including a federal judge, and wounded an additional twelve. Giffords survived, and in response to today’s violence tweeted:

She later released a longer statement:

Coming from Giffords, herself the direct victim of similar violence, the message is especially poignant. It demonstrates both compassion and political restraint. Unfortunately, in an all-too-common occurrence on the internet, she was soon callously attacked by other Trump supporters on twitter:

One user rejected Giffords’s call for peace and advocated the assassination of Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

Some tried to blame the shooting on the investigation into Trump’s Russia connections:


What do you think?