After the deadly shooting Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others, some are asking what can be done to improve security for members of Congress and other lawmakers; and their constituents.
WSBT asked Indiana 2nd District Congressman Joe Donnelly, who counts Giffords as one of his closest friends. He last saw her when they were both sworn in for their third term last Wednesday.
Donnelly said members of Congress do have security for certain events, but not always. For instance, he normally doesn't have security at his office or when he meets with groups of his constituents.
But that may change. He and other members of Congress will meet with security officials to discuss what changes should be made to ensure everyone's safety.
“I go back to Washington on Wednesday,” Donnelly told WSBT. “We're having a meeting with the security folks to make sure that we have a system in place so that everybody who comes to visit the office, everybody who comes to one of our meetings, feels safe. It's not about me, it's about the people in our district and my staff.”