Tucson Survivor: Giffords 'Makes Me Want to Vomit'

George Morris was at grocery store event to reprimand her
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2012 12:02 PM CST
Survivor: Giffords 'Makes Me Want to Vomit'
George Morris arrives at federal court Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 in Tucson, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Matt York)

Gabrielle Giffords doesn't have to face a ton of partisan rancor these days—but that doesn't extend to George Morris. Morris, a self-described "ultraconservative" in Giffords' district, went to her Congress on Your Corner event on the day of the shooting to reprimand her for voting for liberal causes. When tragedy struck, he was wounded—and his wife, Dorothy, killed. In an interview with the Arizona Republic getting picked up today, Morris says, "Every time I see them on TV, it makes me want to vomit."

In addition to disagreeing with Giffords' politics, Morris blames her husband, Mark Kelly, for the shooting. "I'd like to debate our dear captain astronaut (and ask) why he didn't have security," Morris says. "My wife would still be alive." On Jezebel, Margaret Hartmann calls the story "tremendously sad." Morris is "challenging anyone who says the lesson from the attack is that there needs to be more civility in politics," she writes. "Either he's focusing his anger over his wife's murder on Giffords or he's truly so partisan that he can't look past the fact that he disagrees with her politically—or perhaps it's a mix of both." (More Gabrielle Giffords shooting stories.)

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