Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona), was shot through the head on Saturday, January 8, in Tucson Arizona and remains in critical condition.
Back on March 22, 2010, just hours after Giffords voted to pass the health reform bill, the glass door of her office in Tucson was smashed.
The following evening, Sarah Palin revealed her list of 20 Democratic members of Congress she urged her followers to defeat.
Unfortunately, Palin illustrated her list with a map of the United States that displayed a rifle scope on top of each of the 20 districts she was targeting. One of the targeted districts was that of Gabrielle Giffords. Palin also tweeted, “Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD!“
On March 25, 2010 Giffords appeared on MSNBC to comment on the attack on her office. Giffords also noted that “We’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list, but the thing is that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district, and when people do that, they’ve gotta realize there are consequences to that action.”
Unfortunately, there were consequences—in spite of media’s attempts to gloss it over.
Here is the MSNBC interview. Giffords’ comments about Palin’s threats appear at the 2:20 mark.
And here is a police recording of the Palin’s drunken brawl in Alaska on September 6, 2014.