Vandalism at Gifford's office after votePosted: Updated:
Just hours after an historic vote in the House of Representatives to pass Health Care Reform, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords got her first feedback. Early Monday morning, someone vandalized her Tucson office by kicking or shooting out a front glass door.
Giffords had announced on Friday she would vote "yes" on the legislation. That followed 10 days of phone calls, many angry and vulgar according to her staff, urging her to vote against the legislation.
Spokesperson C.J. Karamargin says the alarm system in the office went off shortly before 3 a.m. Monday. The damage was found on the front door with pieces of glass inside the office. Plywood has been placed to cover the damage.
Karamargin says the incident has shaken the staff. He said his office has a window in it and he's concerned about additional incidents.
Protesters for and against the legislation spent hours outside Gifford's office over the past two weeks.
Gifford's office is in a small office complex at the intersection of Swan and Pima Roads in Tucson.