GOP lawmaker walks back Gabby Giffords claim

Oklahoman Published: February 20, 2013
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From www.huffingtonpost.com: Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) on Tuesday was forced to clarify earlier comments in which he appeared to agree that former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) had been used during President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech as a "prop" for gun control advocates.



During an interview between the congressman and Alan Stock of KDWN, the conservative radio host called it "nauseating" that Obama had specifically invoked Giffords -- who is still recovering from a devastating gunshot wound to the head suffered during a mass shooting in 2011 -- as a reason to bring gun control legislation to a vote in Congress.

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