Flashback: Bernie Sanders Fundraises off Giffords Shooting, Says Republicans ‘Need to Do More’

UNITED STATES, Des Moines : Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders gestures during the second Democratic presidential primary debate in the Sheslow Auditorium of Drake University on November 14, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. AFP PHOTO/ MANDEL NGAN / AFP / MANDEL NGAN
In the wake of the 2011 Tucson, Arizona, shooting, which left Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords in critical condition and six people dead, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sent out a fundraising email blaming “right-wing reactionaries” such as Sarah Palin for the tragedy and called on Arizona Republicans to “do more” in response to the shooting.