Reporting from Washington — The House of Representatives on Wednesday will honor the victims, survivors and heroes of the Tucson shooting with a resolution that "condemns in the strongest possible terms" Saturday's attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
"The House of Representatives … honors the service and leadership of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a distinguished member of this House, as she courageously fights to recover," states the four-page resolution.
The text, released Tuesday afternoon by the House Rules Committee, also says the House "stands firm in its belief in a democracy in which all can participate and in which intimidation and threats of violence cannot silence the voices of any American." And it reaffirms "the bedrock principle" of the nation as captured in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, read just last week on the floor by Giffords.
Each of the six people who died is mentioned by name, including Giffords' director of community outreach, Gabriel Zimmerman. Two other staffers who were injured in the rampage are also honored.