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Gabrielle Giffords Makes Tucson Survivor 'Want To Vomit'

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A year after the Tucson shootings that left six dead and 13 injured, one of the survivors has strong feelings about the incident and congresswoman and her astronaut husband Mark Kelly.

That feeling is best described as nausea.

"Every time I see them on TV," George Morris, 77, told the Arizona Republic, "it makes me want to vomit."

Morris, a self-described "ultra-conservative," initially went to Giffords' town hall meeting outside the grocery store in Tucson on Jan. 8, 2011, to complain to his congresswoman, who he says kept voting for liberal causes.

However, before Morris had a chance to speak a gunman later identified as Jared Lee Loughner began shooting. Morris' wife, Dorothy, 76, was one of those killed in the rampage, and Morris was hit in the legs and back. Giffords was shot in the head.

He was angry at Giffords' job performance before the shooting, but now Morris is more convinced that she should be removed from office immediately, according to

"I think she ought to be thrown out of Congress posthaste," he said. "I do not think she is worthy of serving."

Morris, a retired Marine and airline pilot, was married for 54 years before his wife's death. The two met while they were juniors in high school.

But while he told the Arizona Republic that "no man has ever loved a woman more than I loved my wife," he didn't always agree with her.

"If my wife had a fault, it was she was too concerned about how other people would feel," said Morris, who felt so strongly about his political beliefs that he refused an invitation to have President Barack Obama visit him in his hospital room in the days following the shootings.


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