Former Representative Gabby Giffords reacted Thursday to the shooting death of a British politician, saying that Jo Cox’s “assassination” was the “manifestation of a coarseness in our politics.”
The former Arizona Congresswoman expressed her sympathies via Twitter after Cox, 41, was fatally shot and stabbed outside of the library where she regularly met with constituents.
Giffords was victim of similar circumstance, having been shot in the head in 2011 outside a Tucson, Ariz., supermarket while she was meeting with voters. She ultimately survived her wounds, but six other did not.
“The scores of events that I and so many others like Jo Cox have hosted represent the importance of a democracy connected to its citizens,” Giffords wrote on Twitter.
Read all of her tweets below: