Kline, Bachmann respond to Arizona shooting
Representatives John Kline and Michelle Bachmann expressed sadness Sunday following the weekend shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a meeting with constituents in Tuscon, Ariz.
Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, is lying in a medically-induced coma following a single gunshot wound to the head. Six were killed in the shooting rampage on Saturday.
Kline, a Republican whose Second District includes south Washington County, said in a statement on his Website that he was shocked by the "senseless attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff, and other Arizona residents."
The statement continued: "My thoughts and prayers continue to be with Congresswoman Giffords and her family, her staff, and all of the victims of this senseless tragedy."
Bachmann, a Republican from Woodbury, was elected to Congress for the first time in 2006 alongside Giffords.
"It is my hope and expectation that the coward who carried out this horrific act of violence will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," read a statement on Bachmann's Website. "I extend my hand of friendship to her family and staff and will keep them in my prayers."
A 22-year-old Arizona man, Jared Loughner, was set to face federal charges Monday in connection with the shooting.