Connecticut State Rep. DebraLee Hovey issued an apology Monday for telling former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to “stay out of” Newtown on her Facebook page.
“The remarks I made regarding Congresswoman Gifford’s visit were insensitive and if I offended anyone I truly apologize. My comments were meant to be protective of the privacy of the families and our community as we work to move on, and were in no way intended as an insult to Congresswoman Giffords personally. Our community has struggled greatly through this tragedy, and we are all very sensitive to the potential for this event to be exploited for political purposes. This is what I wish to avoid.”