Gabrielle Giffords, the Congresswoman from Arizona who was shot back in January, 2011, may have a primary challenger – a special education teacher named Anthony Prowell from Tucson. The local Democrats are livid, insinuating that to even hint that Rep. Giffords may not be able to perform her duties because of injuries she suffered during the shooting is simply outrageous. Critics point out she has only participated in one vote since the shooting – she voted in support of the debt ceiling increase.
Some constituents will admit (privately) that they feel unrepresented, but are unwilling to discuss their feelings for fear of appearing insensitive to her situation, but let me ask the question – what would it take to admit she may not be the best representative for their district? Or is the job simply her’s for as long as she wants it, making it, effectively, a ‘job for life?’
youtube.com: Gabrielle Giffords Returns to Vote