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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Sensitized) tries to kick Gabby Giffords off committee

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There must be some way to blame Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck for this one. Gabrielle Giffords is making remarkable progress after being shot by a lunatic, but one of her own colleagues has an odd way of showing support. Our own Chris Moody reports:

Behind closed doors, California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has proposed removing Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) until she recovers from injuries sustained after being shot in the head on Jan. 8 in Tucson, The Daily Caller has learned.

The proposal sparked an outrage, according to those in the room — including from those in Sanchez’s own party.

“It’s not appropriate,” Texas Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes told The Daily Caller, adding that there was outrage among some members in the room when Sanchez made the suggestion. “It’s bad for morale during her recovery period…”

“From a woman who memorialized her cat, you’d think she’d show a little more compassion for a woman shot in the face,” said one GOP aide, referring to Sanchez’s 2010 Christmas card that paid tribute to her late cat, Gretzky.

Yeah, but it was her cat. It’s not her face.

Loretta Sanchez, folks. Remember that name. She won’t remember yours.

Jim Treacher