In what was supposed to be a big surprise, but got leaked in advance, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) delivered the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.
Giffords, whose name was never listed on the convention schedule, appeared onstage with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is a close friend of Giffords and is also the DNC chairwoman.
A year has now passed since AZ State Representative Gabby Giffords was shot in the head while outside a supermarket where she was meeting with constituents. A total of 17 were shot. Six of the victims died, among them John M. Roll, the chief judge for the United States District Court for Arizona, and a 9-year-old girl.
Much blame was placed upon the map posted on Sarah Palin’s website which showed several cross-hairs specifying various Democrats – one of which was Gabrielle Gifford. Although there is no evidence that the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, 22, took aim due to this map, the coincidence in itself is frightening.
More hate continues.