Wasserman Schultz flying to Arizona with Obama
UPDATE: Wasserman Schultz was in the room this evening when Giffords opened her eyes, a moment Obama recounted in his speech.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, is among the lawmakers flying on Air Force One with President Obama for Tucson, where a memorial will be held for the victims of the shooting rampage.
Wasserman Schultz got to know Giffords through her work with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Giffords barely won re-election in November, striking a moderate platform.
Obama's speech is set for 6 p.m. MST.