Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords will campaign with Hillary Clinton this weekend, joining the Democratic frontrunner's army of surrogates making a final push in the Hawkeye state before the caucuses on Monday.
Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, will appear at a rally with Clinton in Ames on Saturday and kick off a canvassing event later in the day, the campaign confirmed.
The couple became outspoken advocates for gun control after Giffords survived a shot to the head at a political event in Tucson five years ago. Two years later, they founded a superPAC called Americans for Responsible Solutions, just weeks weeks after a gunman killed 26 people—20 of them children—at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
This weekend, the pair will praise Clinton's record to prevent gun violence and dedication to "common sense" safety measures, according to an aide.
I have to say that this sends a pretty powerful message that Hillary is really doubling down on her pledge to work on doing something significant about gun violence in this country.
And for those of us who are sick and tired of reading about new gun deaths every single day, and want to do something about it, Gabby Giffords is a rock star.
Man I cannot begin to imagine how much this is freaking out the gun nuts these days.
I guess that's why there are so many millions of dollars being spent trying to defeat Hillary.