Last night I was watching the news as Congress was voting on the Debt Ceiling. I was moved to tears when I saw Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stand up to place her vote. It was just earlier this year that she was shot. Her commitment to her country and her constituents goes beyond service. She is a vision of the human spirit at its best. I give glory to God for his healing powers and to the talented doctors who helped her in her recovery. For a few minutes yesterday in Congress there was not a political division. Everyone came together to honor the spirit and service of Gabrielle Giffords.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., returned to Congress tonight for the first time since being shot in the head in January, casting a vote in support of the compromise debt ceiling bill. “Congresswoman Giffords has been following this debate closely over the past two weeks," she said. "Like the vast majority of Americans, she is extremely disappointed at Washington’s inability to confront the debt ceiling issue in a timely and thoughtful manner.” Her appearance on the floor "melted even the hardest hearts," Wasserman Schultz told Sawyer.