Obama Tucson Speech

Obama Tucson Speech - Obama Visits Rep. Giffords Before Tucson Speech
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama vsited with families of the deceased in Saturday's shooting in Tucson before the memorial, called "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America," begins, said press secretary Robert Gibbs.

Also present were attorney general Eric Holder, Senators John McCain (R) and Jon Kyl (R) from Arizona, and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)

President Barack Obama visited Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband in the ICU on the second floor of University Medical Center in Tucson. He stayed for with Giffords and her husband for a nine-minute visit, said press secretary Robert Gibbs in a statement. The doctor who led Mr. Obama through the hospital was Dr. Peter Rhee.

Mr. Obama stopped at the hospital before the memorial service in Tucson Wednesday for the victims of Saturday's shooting tragedy. University of Arizona students and others were lined up for several blocks at midday outside of the Tucson arena where Mr. Obama is scheduled to speak.

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