Gabby Giffords calls on Republicans, Democrats to 'work together' after GOP baseball shooting

Giffords was seriously wounded in a mass shooting in 2011.

“I’m so sad,” Giffords, 47, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts that aired today on “Good Morning America.”

Kelly, who with Giffords has become a vocal advocate for gun control, said his wife’s service in Congress was an example of what can be accomplished when Republicans and Democrats work together. Giffords served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2012.

“Try to understand the people on the other side,” Kelly said. “Gabby was a Democrat that served in a Republican district. She knows a lot about moderation and work across party lines.”

Giffords tweeted her support in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, during which the gunman was killed by police.

Kelly echoed his wife's belief that Republicans and Democrats need to "work together" to heal the political divide in the U.S.

“You know, understanding that we're all in this together,” he said. “That we need to join together to solve our nation's problems.”

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