Statements by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne Regarding Congresswoman Giffords

PHOENIX - I am devastated to hear about the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and others. Gabby served in the Legislature while I served as Superintendent of Public Instruction and we worked together well even though we were of opposite parties. She was very amiable and easy to get along with. The initial responsibility for bringing justice is to local law enforcement, but my liaison Gerald Richard told the Tucson Chief of Police we will do anything to help. To the extent the Attorney General has an appropriate role to play we will devote the necessary resources to help see to it that justice is done swiftly.