Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D – AZ) returned to the House of Representatives yesterday after being severely wounded in an assassination attempt in January. Giffords returned to vote in favor of the new debt/spending package negotiated by President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders.
House members greeted Giffords with a standing ovation on her return to the House floor, and members of both parties shook hands and embraced her. Except for the Tea Party cranks, of course, but then these are people who go to their own rallies armed with handguns just in case one of their own is overcome by a liberal spasm and has to be put-down.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was transferred to a physical rehabilitation facility today, and greetings from people along the ambulance route reportedly caused the wounded member of congress to “tear up”. Giffords was wounded by a crazed gunman two weeks ago in Tucson, Arizona.
Sources report the House Speaker John Boehner (pronounced “boner”) also cried as Giffords was transported, although they say he was in Washington, D.C. at the time. Boehner received a letter from Publishers’ Clearinghouse that informed him he may have already won $1,000,000.00. “He just went to pieces” and unnamed source said.