Democrats Spurn Member's Challenge to Giffords

Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 02:50 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A Democrat faces criticism from his own party after announcing that he is considering a challenge to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who has cast only one vote in Congress since she was shot in the head during an assassination attempt in January.

Anthony Prowell, a special education teacher, told The Daily Caller he can get no support from within the party for his plan. But he says the voters in Giffords’ constituency in the Tucson area of Arizona need a voice in Congress.

Gabrielle Giffords, shot, arizona, democrat
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
“If you listen to the radio shows in town, the editorials coming in to the papers, they feel a tremendous amount of sympathy, but are saying she can’t do her job like she used to.

“So many people that you talk to now say that there’s nobody representing the average working person,” he said.

Prowell said party leaders hang up on him whenever he raises the idea. “They have flat-out said, ‘We already have a congresswoman and will not support you in any means whatsoever.’

“They’re furious that I’m even considering running after what happened to her,” said Prowell, who noted that even friends have told him they won’t support him in a run against Giffords.

Prowell said he worries that Giffords’ injuries mean she cannot serve the district effectively in Washington, and he believes that Republicans are unlikely to field a candidate against her in November 2012 because they fear looking like “the bad guy.”

Giffords, who was shot in the head and six other people were killed when a gunman attacked her during a meeting with constituents, has not yet said whether she will seek re-election. She received a warm welcome in the House on Aug. 2 when she made a surprise appearance to vote in favor of the deal to raise the debt ceiling.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Newt Gingrich: Obama Trying to Provoke GOP to Impeach Him

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 17:32 PM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich eviscerated President Barack Obama's "pathetic presidency" Tuesday, saying any execu . . .

Military to Oversee Plagiarism Probe Against Democrat's Sen. Walsh

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 16:41 PM

The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S . . .

GOP Highlighting Lack of Action in Democratic Senate

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 15:08 PM

With more incumbents facing re-election, Senate Democrats are growing more concerned about the lack of progress on passi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved