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Statement on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-02) today issued the following statement regarding the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), members of her staff, a federal judge and others today in Tucson:

"I was shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff, Chief Judge John Roll and others today while Rep. Giffords was meeting with her constituents. This senseless act has no place in our country. My prayers are with Rep. Giffords, her husband and family, her staff, the family of Judge Roll, the other victims and all those affected by today's tragic event."

About Congressman Tim Griffin

Congressman Tim Griffin was elected the 24th representative of Arkansas's Second Congressional District on November 2, 2010. For the 112th Congress, he is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on the Judiciary while also serving as an Assistant Whip for the majority.

Griffin is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 14 years, was deployed to Iraq and holds the rank of Major. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.

Griffin's congressional offices are located in Little Rock and Washington, D.C., and are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, except for federal holidays. Office locations and directions are available online at, by phone (501) 324-5941 or by writing the Office of Congressman Tim Griffin, 1232 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515.

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