The Republican Party of Arizona is facing national criticism after making a vow to stop Mark Kelly, husband of shooting survivor Gabby Giffords, “dead in his tracks.”
The wording was used in a fundraising email sent this week by Arizona GOP Chair Kelly Ward, who accused Kelly of trying to take guns away from people. As NBC News noted, Kelly has been pushing for gun reform since his wife, then-U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, was shot in the head during a 2011 mass shooting attack in Tuscon that left six people dead. Giffords was the target of the shooting, which was described as an assassination attempt and that claimed the lives of a federal judge and many others at a campaign event.
In the email this week, Ward used what many called incendiary language toward Giffords’ husband.
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