After news broke that Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot at an event on Jan. 8, many people, many were issuing criticism to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin over her past call for supporters to “take aim” at Democrats. Rep. Giffords was one of the Democrats “targeted” by Palin’s campaign.
Perhaps in an effort to combat the criticism, Sarah Palin posted a statement on her Facebook page on the tragic shooting.
The statement reads, “My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today’s tragic shooting in Arizona. On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.”
The Alaska Republican’s Facebook page once featured a map carrying 20 gun sights, each representing a targeted Democrat by Palin’s committee. She has also tweeted, “Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: ‘Don’t Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!”
Palin has previously defended her word choices, saying, “Those are fine. They’re used all the time.”