Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), in a Tucson hospital after being shot on Saturday, spoke last March about Sarah Palin's crosshairs map targeting Democrats in 20 congressional districts, including Giffords'. She commented on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" about the consequences of violent rhetoric and images:
Rep. Giffords: For example, we're on Sarah Palin's targeted list. But the thing is that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they've got to realize there's consequences to that action.
Following the shooting, Arizona sheriff Clarence Dupnik also spoke of the "consequences" of the hate-filled rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh.