Fifty-four weeks after being shot in the head at close range, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced she will be stepping down from her Congressional post this week. “I have more work to do on my recovery,” she said in a new video.
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The words “tear-jerker” and “extraordinary” were thrown around Twitter about Gabrielle Giffords’ interview with Diane Sawyer, including the suggestion that she should be Time’s Person of the Year.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was the first thing that popped to mind after watching this surveillance video outside a Brooklyn McDonald’s, where a teenager was shot several times at point blank range and, so far, has survived.
After weeks of political maneuvers and staged chicanery managed to piss off just about everyone inside Washington DC and out, Giffords’ return served to remind the nation what a human being in Congress looks like.
Arizona freshman legislator Lori Klein has been thrust into the middle of the gun debate after she brought her raspberry-pink .380 Ruger handgun into the legislative chamber two days after the mass shooting outside Tucson.