Such wonderful news!
After a very long road to recovery, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords defied the odds and returned to Congress yesterday!
As a reminder, Giffords was shot in the head back in January during the tragic shooting in Tuscon, Arizona.
Her entrance in the House united the room, and her standing ovation lasted for the remainder of the session, in which Congress was was voting on the debt ceiling compromise.
Here's what a post on Giffords' Facebook page had to say about her involvement in the vote:
"Gabby is voting to support the bipartisan debt-ceiling compromise. This is a huge step in her recovery, and an example of what we all know — she is determined to get better, and to serve CD8 and our nation. This vote — expected to be very close — was simply too important for her to miss."
And here's what California's Nancy Pelosi had to say about Giffords' return:
"There isn’t a name that stirs more love, more admiration, more respect, more wishing for our daughters to be like her than the name of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Thank you, Gabby."
We're THRILLED to see Gabrielle Giffords back in congress, and we're SO inspired by her strength, as well as her determination to make a full recovery!
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