Reporters have finally managed to locate a man who may be the only American that doesn't find Gabrielle Giffords' recovery inspirational. In fact, he's disgusted by Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly and says, "Every time I see them on TV, it makes me want to vomit." George Morris knows firsthand what the couple have been through, because he's one of the victims of the Arizona shooting. Morris was wounded in the attack and his wife was killed, yet he's challenging anyone who says the lesson from the attack is that there needs to be more civility in politics.
In an interview with the Arizona Republic, Morris explains that he and his wife Dorothy were attending the Congress on Your Corner event because he wanted to grill Giffords on why she'd voted with liberal Democrats though she claimed to be a moderate. The shooting started while they were waiting in line, and Dorothy was hit in the heart and the lung. Morris pulled her to the ground and tried to shield her, but it was too late and he wound up being shot twice in the back.
Morris describes himself as an "ultraconservative" and says Giffords shouldn't be in office. "I think she ought to be thrown out of Congress posthaste," he said. "I do not think she is worthy of serving." He's also upset that the media is celebrating Giffords and Kelly, though he finds them "both worthless." He blames Kelly for the shooting and the deaths of his wife and five others, saying he should have taken extra precautions since Giffords had received death threats. "I'd like to debate our dear captain astronaut (and ask) why he didn't have security," Morris said. "My wife would still be alive." MSNBC notes, "It was unclear why he thought Kelly should have been involved in security for an official event held for a member of Congress," but we're guessing it has something to do with a husband being responsible for his wife's safety, even if she's a congresswoman.
No matter how you look at Morris' story, it's tremendously sad. He doesn't agree that political rhetoric has become too vitriolic in America, and says the attack didn't change his belief that Giffords is hurting the country. "Either you stand for what you believe in or you stand for nothing at all," he said. Either he's focusing his anger over his wife's murder on Giffords or he's truly so partisan that he can't look past the fact that he disagrees with her politically — or perhaps it's a mix of both.