Conn. lt. gov.'s office: Giffords meeting planned

Jan 4, 2013

Barack Obama with Gabrielle Giffords at the 2012 State of the Union
Barack Obama with Gabrielle Giffords at the 2012 State of the Union
Credit Pete Souza / White House

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A spokesman says Connecticut's lieutenant governor has been invited to attend a meeting between former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and families of the victims of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman's spokesman Steve Jensen said last night a visit by Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, is "planned but not confirmed" for this afternoon.

He says the plans include Giffords meeting at a private home with families of the 20 children and six school officials killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month. He says Giffords may also make a second appearance.

Phone calls and emails to Giffords' representatives weren't returned.

Giffords was wounded by a gunman in a mass shooting two years ago in Tucson, Ariz. Six people died in that assault.

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