Pathetic, absolutely pathetic.

(Daily Mail) — Mark Kelly has spoken candidly about the moment he learned his wife, Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, was shot at a voting event in Tuscon — and his disappointment at not having been contacted by Sarah Palin following the tragedy.

In a guest appearance on last night’s CNN Piers Morgan Tonight show, the husband and father berated Ms Palin’s irresponsibility, while Mr Morgan said he found her lack of contact ‘extraordinary.’

Recalling the horrific moments he learned of the fatal shooting in January — and the ensuing misinformation that led him to believe his wife had been killed — the co-author of Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope revealed that he believed his wife’s strength saved her.

But it was the lack of any contact from former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin that was ‘surprising’ said Mr Kelly.

Citing the book, Mr Morgan said that it revealed some ‘interesting insights’ into’political colleagues and people that [Gabby Giffords] had worked for and against.’

Speaking about a map for which Palin was responsible, with crosshairs over certain states including Arizona, Mr Morgan said that the Alaskan ‘doesn’t come out of this very well, I don’t think, because there was a woman who at the time had been putting these crosshair things on her website and stuff, including Gabby,’ he said.

After learning that Ms Giffords, 41, and Mr Kelly, ‘were never contacted’ by Ms Palin following the fatal shooting, Mr Morgan is incredulous.

‘In her haste to take no responsibility, [she] didn’t even bother to pick the phone up, to write, to do anything.

‘I find that extraordinary,’ he said.

Mr Kelly, 47, agrees: ‘Yeah, I was surprised too. You know, certainly the targets that she put over Gabby’s and other people’s districts, in our opinion, was not the right thing to do. She is not the first person to do that. And it hasn’t always been Republicans that have done that.’

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