Solar industry praises Giffords as ‘one of the strongest advocates for solar in Congress’

The solar industry praised Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) this weekend as “one of the strongest advocates for solar in Congress.”

Giffords and 19 other people were shot Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. Six people were killed. Giffords remained in critical condition Monday, but doctors say they are “cautiously optimistic” that she will survive.

In a letter to the group’s members shortly after news of the shooting broke, Solar Energy Industries Association President Rhone Resch called Giffords “one of the go-to champions for solar in the House of Representatives.”