Last week, we reprinted the entire statement prepared by Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, which he read at the sentencing of Tucson shooter Jared Loughner.
To the statement, which included a pointed remark about Governor Jan Brewer's comments after the shooting, Brewer's spokesman said the governor "isn't interested in engaging in politics."
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Here's the part of Kelly's remarks -- which he's directing at Loughner -- where he references Brewer:
In this state we have elected officials so feckless in their leadership that they would say, as in the case of Governor Jan Brewer, "I don't think it has anything to do with the size of the magazine or the caliber of the gun." She went on and said, "Even if the shooter's weapon had held fewer bullets, he'd have another gun, maybe. He could have three guns in his pocket" - she said this just one week after a high capacity magazine allowed you to kill six and wound 19 others, before being wrestled to the ground while attempting to reload. Or a state legislature that thought it appropriate to busy itself naming an official Arizona state gun just weeks after this tragedy occurred, instead of doing the work it was elected to do: encourage economic growth, help our returning veterans and fix our education system.
Does this seem like something Brewer ought to respond to, or is she doing the right thing by keeping her mouth closed on this one?
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