The Broward Democrat joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Air Force One to Tucson for a memorial service for those killed and injured in Saturday's shooting.
Wasserman Schultz is close friends with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, whom she met when Giffords was just a state senator and Wasserman Schultz was looking for Democratic candidates to recruit. The pair have vacationed together with their families and visited each other's districts.
"We're just kindred spirits," Wasserman Schultz said in a Washington Post profile of Giffords. "Washington can be a lonely place, and it's really nice to have someone you can count on and lean on."