Video: White House Observes Moment of Silence

BY News Desk  January 10, 2011 at 10:51 AM EST

President Obama called for a national moment of silence to remember the six victims killed in the Arizona attack at a political event. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., remains in critical condition.


(Tom Williams/Roll Call)

Hundreds of staff workers and a few members of Congress also gathered on the front steps of the U.S. Capitol to observe a moment of silence to honor the victims.

In a show of solidarity, Congressional leaders said that the moment would also display that those who work in the Capitol complex will continue to do their jobs without intimidation.

The House of Representatives is not in session today, and is expected to resume legislative business next week.