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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Video: Gabby Giffords Back On House Floor For Debt Vote

Not only did congressional leaders finally agree to a debt deal to raise the ceiling, which was written about and reacted to yesterday but during the House vote, Gabrielle Giffords, after a gunshot to the head and rehabilitation afterward, was present for the House vote to raise the ceiling.

Video below:

The Daily Caller:

Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a gunshot wound to the head during an horrific assassination attempt earlier this year, received a standing ovation in Congress as she surprised members by showing up to vote in favor of raising the federal debt ceiling.

“Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis,” her Twitter account announced shortly before the vote. Her Tweet instructed viewers to turn on C-SPAN to watch.

It was her first vote in Congress since the Jan. 8 attack that shocked the nation. Giffords was injured when a gunman opened fire in Tuscon at a constituent meeting she was holding.

Six people were killed and 13 people were injured. Jared Lee Loughner has been charged.

More at The Caucus and The Hill