ABC’s Diane Sawyer will talk with Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly tonight on ABC World News. Here’s an excerpt:
During their trip to Newtown, Giffords and Kelly met with families directly affected by the tragedy.
“[The] first couple that we spoke to, the dad took out his cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter and I just about lost it, just by looking at the picture,” Kelly said. “It was just very tough and it brought back a lot of memories about what that was like for us some two years ago.”
“Strength,” Giffords said she told the families in Newtown.
“Gabby often told them, ‘You got to have strength. You got to fight for something,’” Kelly said.
The innocent faces of the children whose lives were abruptly taken reminded the couple, they said, of 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, the youngest victim to die in the Tucson shooting at a Giffords constituent event.
“I think we all need to try to do something about [gun violence],” Kelly said. “It’s obvious to everybody we have a problem. And problems can be solved.”