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Dow Constantine


Statement by Executive Constantine on shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

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"My thoughts are for the speedy recovery of Congresswoman Giffords and the others wounded in this unspeakable assault on one of our nation’s elected leaders.

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"My thoughts are for the speedy recovery of Congresswoman Giffords and the others wounded in this unspeakable assault on one of our nation's elected leaders. My deepest condolences go to the families of all those wounded or killed. The victims of this senseless attack were Americans taking time to participate in our democracy.

"We don't know yet whether the politically-charged use of gun imagery targeting the Congresswoman contributed to this despicable shooting, but the Congresswoman herself warned that such language and actions can have consequences. We as a community must condemn those who exploit the language of violence, and demand a more civil discourse in the public and political arena."



King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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