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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Returns to Congress

8/1/2011 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nearly 6 months after she was shot in the head, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords WALKED into the House of Representatives in D.C. today ... to a standing ovation.

Giffords made the appearance to personally cast her vote in favor of the debt ceiling bill.

FYI -- it passed. Hooray America.  

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What an amazing woman! Best of luck to her.

1176 days ago


You need to follow all she has recovered and she knows what she is doing. Her body might be healing but her mind is sharp.

Yes, she should be casting her vote! I live in Tucson, where she was shot. Her recovery has been the utmost to all of is and we pay attention to what is happening with her.

1176 days ago


Interesting...I took that "hooray America" comment as sarcasm. Sense of humor anyone?

1176 days ago

Oh well    

My question is, with all due respect, has she healed well enough to make a competent vote on matters that affect an entire nation of people?

1176 days ago


yes there were other victims that day and I just talked to two of them that are soooooo excited that she has come this far! Her healing is healing for them! believe me. Even though these two people still have bullets in them.

This is great, you just dont' live here and understand heard of the shooting on TV, but weren't in the vicinity of it. To us, it is very real. and now another victory.

1176 days ago


I'm so going to hell for this but somebody should light a firecracker and toss it in there.

1176 days ago

some guy    

I'm happy she's back, but I find it convenient she shows up when people are generally disgusted with Washington for the budget debacle.
Trying to take our mind off Washington's dysfunction IMO.

1176 days ago

two cents    

LOL @ justin!! omg, that's the funniest thing I heard all day.

Too soon? Nawww. I'm from Houston, and I'm sick to death of hearing about her and her husband. Every day there were stories about them on our news. Every picture carefully orchestrated. It was nice while it lasted.

What exactly is she famous for except for being shot in the head and her huzzzband? Spare me. Fifteen minutes are up.

1176 days ago

Ghost Rider    

Thats really good to hear. I hope they dont use her and her situation as a way of grabbing our guns and our right to bear arms.

1176 days ago


What Great News!

It overshadowed the debt vote.

I'm sure everyone of all political persuasions is happy to see Congresswoman Giffords back.

1176 days ago


Hey, Kelly Osbourne, have you come up with a way to get PR out of this yet?

1176 days ago


I suspect Harvey is a greedy SOB just like the republicans. No way is this bill good for America! It's another win for the very rich and another big loss for the working-class and retirees.

I don't respect any congressman or senator that votes "yes" on that POS bill. Giffords should have stayed home. Looks to be a PR stunt to get sympathy for this POS bill.

1176 days ago


I'm not happy to see her back! It's pathetic. While I wish her the best she took the risk of being in the public eye, thus the rewards and not. How about getting someone in there that is not a vegetable. I dare say the country deserves it.

1176 days ago


So great! She is a fighter

1176 days ago


It was a great moment in what has been a disastrous time for the USA!!

1176 days ago
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