Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, wasn't pleased that Speaker Boehner never visited Giffords while she was recovering from her gun shot wound. He says as much in the new book "Gabby," released Tuesday.
From The Hill:
"Considering that she was a member of Congress and he was the highest-ranking member, we thought he'd ask to visit Gabby or at least give a call to see how she was doing," Kelly writes in "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope." "Our only contact with him had been a simple get-well card he'd sent a few days after Gabby was injured."
Kelly admits that his wife did, however, warn Boehner to stay off her home turf in Arizona when she saw him at a restaurant after the 2010 election.
[A]ccording to Kelly's account, Giffords stopped to greet Boehner and told him with "a big smile on her face": "You stay out of my district. Okay. Remember. Stay out of my district."
Giffords "was trying to be funny but she was also giving him notice," Kelly recounts, noting Boehner "had an uncomfortable look on his face" as Giffords spoke.