Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) appeared on CBS Face the Nation this morning to discuss the tragic attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff and others. See below for an excerpt of the interview and a link to the video.
“This is not simply an attack on Ms. Giffords. This is an attack on democracy itself, on the ability, as she said in that reading of the first amendment, to peaceably assemble, to come together to talk to one another. That's what democracy is all about—representatives listening to their constituents and trying to reflect their views.”