January 12, 2011, Washington D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) condemns the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and extends its sympathy to the victims of the attack in Tucson, Arizona. USINPAC also extends its deepest condolences to the families of the six people killed in the attack, and wishes Rep. Giffords a speedy recovery.
Six people, including Judge John Roll were killed and 14 others injured when suspect Jared Loughner opened fired on Rep. Giffords during a ‘Congress on the Corner’ event at a grocery store in Tucson, AZ on Saturday. Rep. Giffords was considered to be amongst the most promising Democrats in Arizona.
USINPAC Chairman, Sanjay Puri expressed shock at the shooting, and said, “The Tucson shooting is a truly despicable and cowardly act. If the current acrimonious political environment was the trigger for the shooting as hinted by political analysts, I would urge both sides to tone down their rhetoric. It would be a shame if our exemplary political history were tainted by such rhetoric induced shootings.”
About USINPAC: USINPAC is a bipartisan organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the United States. USINPAC also provides bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information go to http://www.usinpac.com
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