Political Checklist: Reaction to Shooting of Rep. Giffords, Others in Arizona

BY Lauren Knapp  January 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM EST

In this week’s edition of the Political Checklist, Political Editor David Chalian and Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff reflect on Saturday’s shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz, and 19 others at a political meet-and-greet in Tucson on Saturday.

Lawmakers in Washington have paused to acknowledge the tragedy by halting legislative action and observing a moment of silence on Monday. The political team looks at how the reaction in Washington of this event compares to tragedies of the past, and if this will produce a change in political rhetoric.