She looks damn good to have been shot in the head!
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to the floor of the House of Representatives Monday evening for the first time since she was grievously wounded during a January assassination attempt.
Giffords, D-Arizona, was met by thunderous applause from colleagues as she walked into the chamber to support a hard-fought bill that would raise the U.S. debt ceiling. Vice President Joe Biden was also on hand as she entered the House, escorted by her chief of staff and by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a close friend.
Members gave her a standing ovation and swarmed to her side as she came in. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who could be seen wiping her eyes during the scene, called Giffords “the personification of courage.”
“Her presence today, to make sure that we honor the obligations of our great country, is important and symbolic,” the California Democrat said after the vote. “Her presence here in the chamber as well as her service throughout her entire service in Congress, brings honor to this chamber.
“We are privileged to call her a colleague,” Pelosi added. “Some of us are very privileged to call her a friend.”
After voting against a bill to raise in the U.S. debt-ceiling Giffords made a brief statement:
“I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy,”
It’s truly amazing that this woman is still alive, much less up walking and talking. If you can’t respect that, ya whole perspective is wack.