Former Rep. Giffords talks to Diane Sawyer on anniversary of Tucson shooting

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, Mark Kelly, will sit down with Diane Sawyer for an interview airing Jan. 8 — the two-year anniversary of the Tucson shooting that critically wounded the congresswoman and killed six people.

Giffords, who resigned from Congress last year, will join her spouse in announcing a new initiative, according to a Sunday press release from ABC News.

On Friday, Giffords, along with Kelly and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), visited Newtown, Conn., and met with officials and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting that claimed 26 lives.

It’s not the first time the former congresswoman has opened up to Sawyer — Giffords gave her first television interview following the shooting to the veteran journalist in 2011.

The Giffords interview will be featured Tuesday on ABC’s “World News With Diane Sawyer.”

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